28 March 2021

COVID-19 update 28 March 2021

The Department of Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 overnight ­– in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number now stands at 935.

WA Health is monitoring 11 active cases of COVID-19 and 915 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 44,542 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 4101 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 482 people were vaccinated.

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

Yesterday, 708 people presented for testing at WA Health COVID clinics, 707 were assessed and 706 swabbed.

There have been 931,175  COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 134,455 were from regional WA.

To date, 38 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (27 of the B.1.1.7 strain and 11 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.