24 May 2021

COVID-19 update 24 May 2021

The Department of Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 overnight.

The man in his 50s is a returned overseas traveller and in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total now stands at 1017.

WA Health is monitoring four active cases of COVID-19 ­– 1004 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

For the latest vaccination figures, visit the COVID-19 Coronavirus: Vaccination dashboard (external site).*

Yesterday, 265 people were assessed for testing and swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.

To date, 96 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 53 of the B.1.1.7 strain, 15 of the B.1.351 strain, 27 of the B.1.617 strain (Indian variant) and one of the P1 variant (Brazilian variant).**

Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19. 

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*Note 1: WA vaccination data for the WA COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard is sourced from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). AIR is a national register maintained by the Australian Government that records all vaccines given to all people in Australia. WA data includes all COVID-19 vaccinations in WA, whether administered by WA Health, Australian Government providers or other providers (including GPs). WA previously only reported WA Health data.

**Note 2: The cases of variant strains reported above are not new cases. Genome sequencing – to define the strain of the virus – is a separate laboratory process carried out after someone tests positive to COVID-19. All cases, regardless of strain, are managed by WA’s public health experts. The strains previously reported as the UK variant strain and South African variant strain will now be referred to as B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 respectively.