08 March 2021

COVID-19 update 8 March 2021

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

The State’s total number of confirmed cases now stands at 919.

One male is in his 30s and the other male in his 50s who have returned from overseas travel and are currently in hotel quarantine.

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

Yesterday 968 people were vaccinated. To date, 7840 West Australians have received the COVID vaccine.

Yesterday at WA Health COVID clinics 357 people presented for testing – 356 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 887,191 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 130,719 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.