08 July 2021

COVID-19 update 8 July 2021

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

The State’s total remains at 1,033.

WA Health is monitoring six COVID-19 cases, linked to the Perth northern suburbs cluster and four among returned travellers in hotel quarantine in addition to the seafarer, who was transferred from the MV Emerald Indah vessel. He remains isolated in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and is in a stable condition.

The MV Emerald Indah, with its remaining crew, has left anchorage at Kwinana and is headed to Jakarta.

All close and casual contacts identified in the northern suburb’s community cluster have so far tested negative.

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

In Western Australia, 1,013 people have recovered from COVID-19.


Yesterday, 11,379 people received a COVID-19 vaccination – 4,444 of those were second doses.

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

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 4665 people were swabbed.

To date there have been 1,409,965 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 172,029 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.