09 May 2021

COVID-19 update 9 May 2021

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

The State’s total stands at 1013.

WA Health is monitoring 20 active cases of COVID-19 and 984 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

A man in his 30s - a previously confirmed COVID-19 case and a returned traveller from India - remains in a stable condition in Fiona Stanley Hospital ICU after he was transferred to hospital yesterday from hotel quarantine.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 113,624 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 26,333 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 1011 people were vaccinated.

The Commonwealth Government vaccination national rollout figures can be found on the Australian Department of Health website (external site).

Yesterday 328 people were assessed for testing at WA Health COVID clinics and 328 were swabbed. In addition, 747 people were tested at private pathology clinics.

To date, 68 cases of variant strains of concern have been detected in Western Australia – including 52 of the B.1.1.7 strain, 15 of the B.1.351 strain and one of the P1 variant (Brazilian variant).

Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19.

Follow us on Twitter: WAHealth

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.

Cumulative testing information will be updated tomorrow (Monday).