26 February 2021

COVID-19 update 26 February 2021

The Department of Health has reported no new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

The State’s total number of confirmed cases stands at 913.

WA Health is monitoring three active cases of COVID-19 and 901 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, 24 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (17 B.1.1.7 strain and 7 B.1.351 strain).


  • 415 people were swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics
  • 413 were vaccinated.

There have been 862,767 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 127,497 were from regional WA.

Since WA commenced COVID vaccinations on Monday, WA Health has vaccinated 1654 people.

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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.