20 March 2021

COVID-19 update 20 March 2021

The Department of Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 overnight.

The new case a male in his 20s who had returned from overseas travel and are currently in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number of confirmed cases now stands at 930.

WA Health is monitoring 13 active cases of COVID-19 and 908 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Yesterday 2,437 people were vaccinated. To date, 30,571 West Australians have received the COVID vaccine.

Yesterday at WA Health COVID clinics 224 people presented for testing – 215 were assessed and swabbed.

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.

Note: Weekend testing data will be reported on Monday.