19 March 2021

COVID-19 update 19 March 2021

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

The new cases are two males in their 30s who have returned from overseas travel and are currently in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number of confirmed cases now stands at 929.

WA Health is monitoring 12 active cases of COVID-19 and 908 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Yesterday 2629 people were vaccinated. To date, 28,134 West Australians have received the COVID vaccine.

Yesterday at WA Health COVID clinics 250 people presented for testing – 249 were assessed and swabbed.

There have been 915,537 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 133,288 were from regional WA.

To date, 33 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (25 of the B.1.1.7 strain and 8 of the B.1.351 strain).

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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.