02 June 2021

COVID-19 update 2 June 2021

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

The positive case reported yesterday, a maritime crew member from the Allegra vessel, has been reclassified as an historical case and deleted from WA’s list of confirmed cases.

The State’s total has been reduced to 1018.

Western Australia now has one active case of COVID-19 ­– 1008 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Yesterday, 870 people were swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.

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

To date, 96 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 53 of the B.1.1.7 strain, 15 of the B.1.351 strain, 27 of the B.1.617 strain (Indian variant) and one of the P1 variant (Brazilian variant).**

There have been 1,201,329 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 153,340 were from regional WA.

The State Government has issued advice for travellers who have recently returned from Victoria, and they are reminded to continue to monitor the Vic Health website for updated exposure locations.

WA Health is aware of new exposure sites in New South Wales linked to the Victorian outbreak. Anyone who has been to one of the listed exposure sites on the NSW Health website is encouraged to get tested and self-quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

WA will continue to seek information on the Victorian outbreak and other affected jurisdictions and will provide updated health advice as required.

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

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

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*Note 1: 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 data includes all COVID-19 vaccinations in WA, whether administered by WA Health, Australian Government providers or other providers (including GPs). 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 is also available to help you.

**Note 2: 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.