29 March 2021

COVID-19 update 29 March 2021

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

The new cases are two teenagers and a 25-year-old student who have returned from overseas travel and are currently in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number now stands at 938.

WA Health is monitoring 13 active cases of COVID-19 and 916 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 45,091 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 4269 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 549 people were vaccinated.

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

Yesterday, 356 people presented for testing at WA Health COVD clinics and 356 were assessed and swabbed.

There have been 938,011 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 134,918 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).

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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.