01 February 2021

COVID-19 update 1 February 2021

The Department of Health has today reported no additional cases of COVID-19 in Western Australia.

The State’s total is now 903. This includes the case announced yesterday involving the security guard which was confirmed outside of WA Health’s normal 24-hour reporting period.

The list of locations that the confirmed case visited and is believed to be infectious at continues to be updated including an additional location today:


Anyone who was at the above locations during the specified times is urged to attend a COVID-19 clinic for testing and remain in quarantine while awaiting the test result.

In order to accommodate additional demands for testing, all metropolitan COVID clinics have increased staffing and extended their opening hours. Up to date information on testing locations and opening hours is available at:


WA Health is monitoring 13 active cases and 881 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

There have been 728,898 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those tested, 113,931 were from regional WA.

Yesterday 3,450 people presented to WA COVID clinics – 3,171 were assessed and swabbed.

To date 17 cases of variant strains have been detected (13 B.1.1.7 strain and 4 B.1.351 strain). Five of these cases remain active in hotel quarantine.

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

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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.