08 August 2021

COVID-19 update 8 August 2021

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

The State's total remains at 1059. To date, 1043 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

There are seven active COVID-19 cases being monitored by WA Health: two in hotel quarantine, one quarantining at home, three cases onboard the MV Darya Krishna and one crew member from the MV Darya Krishna remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

People are encouraged to attend the Broome COVID clinic for testing after the state's wastewater surveillance program detected weak traces of the virus in the area last week.

While the finding does not necessarily indicate there is a positive case in the community, anyone with even the mildest of symptoms is urged to get tested as soon as possible as a precaution. They are also encouraged to book their COVID vaccination (external site).

Further wastewater testing in Broome over the weekend has so far produced negative results (with some results still pending) and testing will continue over the coming days.

WA Health continues to monitor close and casual contacts of a WA FIFO worker who was a casual contact of a Queensland traveller at Perth Airport on 20 July. The traveller, who was refused entry to WA, returned to Queensland where he subsequently tested positive to COVID-19.

Anyone who visited an exposure location during the exposure periods is required to get tested immediately and self-quarantine until a negative result is received.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 815 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. To date, there have been 1,544,681 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 185,470 were from regional WA.

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


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, 124 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia - 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 55 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.

** Cumulative testing and daily vaccination data will be reported on Monday.