23 April 2021

COVID-19 update 23 April 2021

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

The State’s total number remains at 982.

WA Health is monitoring 28 active cases of COVID-19 and 945 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 85,369 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 20,159 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 2167 people were vaccinated.

The Commonwealth Government vaccination national roll-out figures can be found on the Australian Department of Health website (external site).

Yesterday, 277 people were assessed and 274 swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.

There have been 999,110 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 137,622 were from regional WA.

To date, 61 cases of variant strains of concern have been detected in Western Australia – including 45 of the B.1.1.7 strain, 15 of the B.1.351 strain and one of the P1 variant (Brazilian variant).

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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.