08 February 2021

COVID-19 update 8 February 2021

The Department of Health has reported no new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

The State’s total number of confirmed cases remains at 907.

Contact tracing around case #903 has identified 527 close and casual contacts. All have now returned at least one negative test result.

The locations visited by case #903 are available on the Healthy WA website.

Anyone who is symptomatic should get a COVID-19 test immediately. This includes any one who has recently received negative test results – if symptoms develop it is important get retested. 

Yesterday 3,555 people were tested for COVID-19 across the State. At WA Health COVID clinics 1,098 presented for testing – 1,085 were assessed and 1,084 swabbed.

WA Health is monitoring 10 active cases of COVID-19 – and 888 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, 19 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (15 B.1.1.7 strain and 4 B.1.351 strain).

There have been 800,100 test results returned throughout the State. Of those, 120,681 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 who 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.