29 April 2021

COVID-19 update 29 April 2021

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

All males in their 30s and 40s, they have returned from overseas travel and in hotel quarantine. 

The State’s total number now stands at 998.

WA Health is monitoring 28 active cases of COVID-19 and 961 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 93,964 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 22,303 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 1982 people were vaccinated.

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

Yesterday, 1170 were tested at WA Health COVID clinics. In addition, 2445 people were also tested at private pathology clinics. Since the lockdown was announced last Friday, 49,440 people have been tested across Western Australia.

There have been 1,063,598 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 142,080 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.