28 July 2021

COVID-19 update 28 July 2021

WA Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 overnight. This case is the third crew member from the container vessel MV Darya Krishna who was transferred to Fiona Stanley Hospital on Monday and was not included in yesterday’s case numbers.

The State’s total stands at 1051.

There are now ten active COVID-19 cases being monitored by WA Health, including one in hotel quarantine; three in hospital linked to the MV Darya Krishna and six on onboard the MV BBC California, which berthed at Fremantle several weeks ago.

Please note: There are six additional cases linked to the MV Darya Krishna which were identified after today’s reporting period concluded. These cases will be included in tomorrow’s statement.

One MV Darya Krishna crew member remains in ICU in a serious but stable condition and the other two crew members are in a stable condition on a respiratory ward.

To date, 1032 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 1102 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. To date there have been 1,501,084 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 181,547 were from regional WA.

A list of testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA website.


Yesterday, WA recorded a record numbers of vaccinations with 15,508 people being administered a dose – 10,008 of those were second doses. These figures represent vaccinations at State-run clinics and doses given as part of the Federal rollout.

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

Border controls

Western Australia has assessed New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria as medium risk (external site) states. The Australian Capital Territory is low risk (external site). The Northern Territory and Tasmania are considered very low risk (external site).


To date, 118 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 49 Delta strain.

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

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Note: *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 reported only WA Health data. Note that the dashboard does not update until after 2pm Monday to Friday. A vaccine dashboard data interpretation guide (external site) is also available to help you.