25 March 2021

COVID-19 update 25 March 2021

The Department of Health has reported two new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

The new cases are males in his 40s and 50s who have returned from overseas travel and are currently in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number now stands at 934.

WA Health is monitoring 10 active cases of COVID-19 and 915 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 39,259 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 2635 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 2569 people were vaccinated.

The Commonwealth Government vaccination national roll-out figures can be found at on their website (external site). 

Yesterday, 326 people presented for testing at WA Health COVD clinics and 318 were assessed and swabbed.

There have been 928,277  COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 134,217 were from regional WA.

To date, 36 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (26 of the B.1.1.7 strain and 10 of the B.1.351 strain).

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

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Note: 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.