08 May 2021

COVID-19 update 8 May 2021

Update at 4.45pm

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

The State’s total remains at 1013.

WA Health is monitoring 22 active cases of COVID-19 and 982 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

A man in his 30s - a previously confirmed COVID-19 case and a returned traveller from India - is now in Fiona Stanley Hospital ICU after being transferred today from hotel quarantine. His condition is stable.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 112,605 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 26,333 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 2310 people were vaccinated.

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

Yesterday 433 people were assessed for testing at WA Health COVID clinics and 432 were swabbed.

There have been 1,112,253 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of these, 145,594 have been from regional WA.

To date, 68 cases of variant strains of concern have been detected in Western Australia – including 52 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.