28 April 2021

COVID-19 update 28 April 2021

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

They are three males ­– one each in their 30s, 40s and 50s – and a female in her 20s, all returned from overseas travel and in hotel quarantine. 

The State’s total number now stands at 994.

WA Health is monitoring 27 active cases of COVID-19 and 958 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 91,957 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 21,730 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 2223 people were vaccinated.

The Commonwealth Government vaccination national roll-out figures can be found on the Australian Department of Health website (external site).

Yesterday, 1793 were tested at WA Health COVID clinics. In addition, 4394 people were also tested at private pathology clinics.

There have been 1,055,453 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 141,055 were from regional WA.

To date, 64 cases of variant strains of concern have been detected in Western Australia – including 48 of the B.1.1.7 strain, 15 of the B.1.351 strain and one of the P1 variant (Brazilian variant).

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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.