28 October 2021

COVID-19 update 28 October 2021


WA Health is reporting no cases of COVID-19 in the state.

There were no new cases reported overnight and there are no cases in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total remains at 1112. To date, 1103 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 217 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. To date, there have been 1,858,726 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 215,068 were in regional WA.

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

COVID-19 vaccinations*

WA has achieved a milestone with more than three million COVID-19 vaccines administered throughout the state since the program commenced earlier this year. (WA data includes all COVID-19 vaccinations in WA delivered by WA Health as well as other providers such as Aboriginal Medical Services and GPs).

Since vaccination numbers were reported yesterday, 22,844 COVID-19 vaccine doses were recorded in WA – 12,998 of these were second doses. The total includes 3701 historic COVID-19 vaccine doses*. These figures represent COVID-19 vaccinations at State-run clinics and doses given as part of the Commonwealth rollout**.

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

Appointments are no longer required at State-run clinics in metropolitan Perth and regional areas.

Vaccination information:

Mandatory vaccinations apply to the following workers based on the latest public health advice. Further details are available online.

Directions are being drafted to make vaccinations mandatory for most occupations and workforces in Western Australia.

Border controls

Queensland Update

Queensland transitioned to a ‘very low risk’ jurisdiction yesterday under WA’s controlled border arrangement. This followed a short pause in Queensland’s border transition last week due to a case of COVID-19 and is based on the latest public health advice.

Information about border controls is available online. 


To date, 174 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – including 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 105 Delta strain. Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19.

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* Historic vaccine doses are vaccinations that were administered up to 10 days before the current date but were recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register since the last report.

** 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 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.