06 May 2021

COVID-19 update 6 May 2021

The Department of Health has reported three new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

A female and male both in their 30s, and a child, who all have returned from overseas and are now in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number now stands at 1013. WA Health is monitoring 28 active cases of COVID-19 and 976 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Anyone who accepted a delivery from Uber Eats or Menulog between 29 April and 1 May or visited a restaurant in the list of sites (food and business) during the times indicated should monitor for COVID symptoms. While the risk is deemed to be low, these venues were briefly visited by persons who have since tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone who develops symptoms within 14 days are advised to get a COVID test and isolate until they get the results. If they remain asymptomatic, there is no action other than to monitor for symptoms.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 107,834 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 25,071 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 2367 people were vaccinated.

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

Yesterday 699 people were tested at WA Health COVID clinics. In addition, 1896 people were also tested at private pathology clinics. Visit HealthyWA for information about COVID test locations.

There have been 1,106,513 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 144,991 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.