06 July 2021

COVID-19 update 6 July 2021

WA Health has reported no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 overnight.

There are two new cases in hotel quarantine in addition to the case of the seafarer, announced yesterday.  

The State’s total now stands at 1,033.

The hotel quarantine cases include a man in his 30s and a young boy travelling with family, who have recently returned from overseas.

A man in his 50s, transferred from the MV Emerald Indah vessel yesterday, remains in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in a stable condition.

WA Health is monitoring 12 active COVID-19 cases, six linked to the Perth northern suburbs cluster and six among returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

A total of 399 close contacts have been identified in the community cluster, of which 381 have now tested negative, following their five-day exposure test. Of 2,806 casual contacts, 2,035 have now tested negative, following their five-day exposure test.

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

In Western Australia, 1,012 people have recovered from COVID-19.


Yesterday, 8,708 people received a COVID-19 vaccination – 3865 of those were second doses.

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

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 7,503 people were swabbed.

To date there have been 1,393,390 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 170,269 were from regional WA.

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

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. 

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