26 June 2021

COVID-19 update 26 June 2021

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

The State’s total remains at 1021.

WA Health is monitoring two active cases of COVID-19 ­– 1010 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Western Australia has reintroduced a hard border, transitioning NSW to a ‘medium risk’ State in response to the NSW COVID-19 outbreak.

All people who have arrived into WA from New South Wales are asked to continue to monitor updated exposure sites on the NSW Health website.

WA Health has also issued updated advice for travellers who have recently returned from New Zealand, following reports from NSW Health and New Zealand that an infectious person travelled from Sydney to New Zealand between 18-21 June.

Anyone in WA who visited the Wellington area after 18 June 2021 (even if not to a listed exposure site) should get tested if even mild symptoms develop, and self-isolate immediately until a negative test result is received.

Travellers from New Zealand should continue to monitor the New Zealand Ministry for Health site.

Recently returned travellers from Queensland who were at any of the listed exposure sites during the relevant times is required to get tested immediately and self-quarantine for 14 days, followed by a test on Day 11.

Recently returned travellers from Queensland should continue to monitor the Queensland Health site.

Western Australia has assessed Victoria as a low-risk location. Returning travellers are required to self-quarantine at a suitable premises for 14 days and present for a COVID test on Day 11.

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

Yesterday, 732 people were swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.

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

To date, 97 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 53 of the Alpha (UK variant) strain, 15 of the Beta (South African variant) strain, one of the Gamma (Brazilian variant) strain and 28 of the Delta (Indian variant) strain.

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

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*Note: 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.

Testing data will be reported on Monday.