03 March 2021

COVID-19 update 3 March 2021

The Department of Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 overnight.

The confirmed case – a man in his 20s – travelled to Perth from overseas. He is in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number of confirmed cases is 914.

WA Health is monitoring four active cases of COVID-19 and 901 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, 25 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (17 B.1.1.7 of the strain and 8 or the B.1.351 strain).

Yesterday 657 people were vaccinated. To date, 3519 West Australians have received their first dose of the COVID vaccine.

There have been 874,087 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 128,474 were from regional WA.

Yesterday 560 people were swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.

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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.