05 August 2021

COVID-19 update 5 August 2021

WA Health is reporting no new community COVID-19 cases today.

There is one official case and that is the weak positive case that was reported yesterday -outside of the reporting cycle.

Western Australians who visited any of the exposure locations during the exposure periods are required to get tested immediately and self-quarantine until a negative result is received.

The State’s total is now 1059.

There are 10 active COVID-19 cases being monitored by WA Health: two in hotel quarantine, one quarantining at a home, five cases onboard the MV Darya Krishna and two crew members from the MV Darya Krishna in hospital. One crew member is on a ventilator but in a stable condition in ICU; the other is in a stable condition on a respiratory ward.

WA Health has advised the cargo ship MV BBC California has been cleaned of COVID-19 and the outbreak has been declared over.

To date, 1040 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 7092 people were swabbed at State-run and private clinics. To date, there have been 1,534,547 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 184,603 were from regional WA.

A list of testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA website.


Yesterday 16,388 people were administered with a vaccine dose – 9453 of those were second doses. These figures represent vaccinations at State-run clinics and doses given as part of the Commonwealth rollout.

For the latest WA vaccination figures, visit the COVID-19 Coronavirus: Vaccination dashboard (external site).*

Border controls

Western Australia has assessed New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria as medium risk (external site) states. The Australian Capital Territory is low risk (external site). The Northern Territory and Tasmania are considered very low risk (external site).


To date, 123 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 54 Delta strain.

Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19.

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Note: *WA vaccination data for the WA COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard is sourced from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). AIR is a national register maintained by the Australian Government that records all vaccines given to all people in Australia. WA data includes all COVID-19 vaccinations in WA, whether administered by WA Health, Australian Government providers or other providers (including GPs). WA previously reported only WA Health data. Note that the dashboard does not update until after 2pm Monday to Friday. A vaccine dashboard data interpretation guide (external site) is also available to help you.