05 July 2021

COVID-19 update 5 July 2021

WA Health is reporting no new local cases of COVID-19.

WA Health is monitoring a case which relates to a crew member of the bulk carrier MV Emerald Indah has tested positive for COVID-19.

This case will be reported in tomorrow’s numbers as a COVID-19 case linked to overseas travel and will bring the State’s total of confirmed cases to 1,031.

The carrier docked in Geraldton to facilitate the patient’s transfer by ambulance to Geraldton Health Campus late yesterday, where the man returned a positive result to a GeneXpert test for COVID-19.

The man is being managed with appropriate infection prevention and control precautions and will be transferred to Perth today.

There is no public health risk to the Geraldton community.

The MV Emerald Indah has recently been to ports in Surabaya and Jakarta and left Indonesia six days ago, en route to Kwinana.

All other crew are reported as well. WA Health is monitoring the situation closely.

WA Health is now monitoring 11 active COVID-19 cases ­– six linked to the Perth northern suburbs cluster, four among returned travellers in hotel quarantine and the bulk carrier crewman. To date, 1011 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

A total of 398 close contacts have been identified in the northern suburbs community cluster and 378 have now tested negative, following their five-day post-exposure test. Of the 2,815 casual contacts, 1769 have tested negative after their five-day post-exposure test.

Contact tracing continues with initial public exposure sites available on the HealthyWA website.

Testing clinics

The Rockingham COVID clinic is open again, following a temporary closure due to flooding yesterday.

COVID clinic hours will return to the 4.00pm closure from tomorrow.

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

Yesterday, 5,177 people were swabbed.

To date there have been 1,386,359 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 169,701 were from regional WA*.


Yesterday, 6283 people received a COVID-19 vaccination – 1,747 of those were second doses.

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

Border controls

Information about border controls (external site) is available online.


To date, 105 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 36 Delta strain.

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

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* This number is 44 lower than was reported yesterday as some contacts have now been deemed not to meet the casual contact criteria.

**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 2.00pm Monday to Friday. A vaccine dashboard data interpretation guide (external site) is also available to help you.