30 April 2021

COVID-19 update 30 April 2021

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

A male in his 30s having returned from overseas travel and in hotel quarantine. 

The State’s total number now stands at 999.

WA Health is monitoring 28 active cases of COVID-19 and 962 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 96,508 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 22,879 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 2497 people were vaccinated.

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

Yesterday, 775 were tested at WA Health COVID clinics. In addition, 2124 people were also tested at private pathology clinics. Since the lockdown was announced last Friday, 53,623 people have been tested across Western Australia.

The COVID test arrangements with the private pathology clinics ends today. Visit HealthyWA for information about COVID test locations.

There have been 1,067,992 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 142,619 were from regional WA.

To date, 68 cases of variant strains of concern have been detected in Western Australia – including 52 of the B.1.1.7 strain, 15 of the B.1.351 strain and one of the P1 variant (Brazilian variant).

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.