05 April 2021

COVID-19 update 5 April 2021

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

The State’s total number now stands at 948.

The new case is a man in his 30’s who has returned from overseas and is in hotel quarantine.

WA Health is monitoring 17 active cases of COVID-19 and 922 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 57,018 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 8520 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 146 people received a COVID-19 vaccine.

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

Yesterday, 292 people were assessed for testing at WA Health COVID clinics and 291 were assessed and swabbed.

To date, 41 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 29 of the B.1.1.7 strain,11 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.

The total number of COVID-19 tests performed in WA will be updated tomorrow.