07 February 2021

COVID-19 update 7 February 2021

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

The State’s total number of confirmed cases remains at 907.

Contact tracing around case #903 has identified 528 close and casual contacts. 522 have now returned negative results and WA Health is following up with those 6 contacts who are still waiting on test results.

The locations visited by case #903 available on the HealthyWA website https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus/Locations-visited-by-confirmed-cases

Anyone who is symptomatic should get a COVID-19 test immediately. This includes any one who has recently received negative test results – if symptoms develop it is important get retested.

Yesterday 5,264 people were tested for COVID-19 across the State. At WA Health COVID clinics 1,009 presented for testing with 994 assessed and 933 swabbed.

WA Health COVID clinics are open from 7am - 6pm over the weekend. Details of all clinics are available on the HealthyWA website https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/COVID-clinics

WA Health is monitoring 11 active cases of COVID-19 – all in hotel quarantine.

To date, 887 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, 19 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (15 B.1.1.7 strain and 4 B.1.351 strain).

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.

The cumulative negative testing figures from across the State will be included in Monday’s update.