28 January 2021

COVID-19 update 28 January 2021

The Department of Health has today reported one new case of COVID-19 in Western Australia, bringing the State’s total to 898.

The confirmed case is a man in his 60s who travelled from overseas and is in hotel quarantine.

WA Health is monitoring 14 active cases and 875 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

There have been 720,494 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those tested, 112,879 were from regional WA.

Yesterday 733 people presented to WA COVID clinics – 730 were assessed and swabbed.

To date 15 cases of variant strains have been detected (12 B.1.1.7 strain and 3 B.1.351 strain).

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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 who 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.