07 March 2021

COVID-19 update 7 March 2021

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

The State’s total number of confirmed cases now stands at 917.

The case is a male who has returned from overseas travel and is currently in hotel quarantine.

WA Health is monitoring five active cases of COVID-19 and 903 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Yesterday 256 people were vaccinated. To date, 6872 West Australians have received the COVID vaccine.

Yesterday at WA Health COVID clinics 311 people presented for testing – 308 were assessed and swabbed.

To date, 26 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (18 B.1.1.7 of the strain and 8 of the B.1.351 strain).

There have been 879,233 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 128,970 were from regional WA.

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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.