18 October 2021

COVID-19 update 18 October 2021

WA Health is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

The State’s total remains at 1112. To date, 1099 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

As of last night, WA Health was monitoring four active COVID-19 cases, including three people who are in hotel quarantine and one in Fiona Stanley Hospital from the vessel MV Stolt Sakura.

All contacts of a truck driver who tested positive to COVID-19 in Victoria and was potentially infectious while in WA have returned a negative result. All close contacts have completed 14 days of self-quarantine.

All casual contacts of a returned diplomat who tested positive to COVID-19 have returned a negative result. All close contacts have completed 14 days of self-quarantine. The cases will no longer be reported in the daily statement.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 344 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. To date, there have been 1,826,820 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 212,374 were in regional WA.

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

COVID-19 vaccinations*

Since vaccination numbers were reported on Friday, 15 October, 60,816 COVID-19 vaccine doses were recorded in WA – 32,319 of these were second doses. The total includes 12,726 historic COVID-19 vaccine doses*. These figures represent COVID-19 vaccinations at State-run clinics and doses given as part of the Commonwealth rollout**.

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

Vaccination information:

For more information on getting your COVID-19 vaccine, visit: https://rollup.wa.gov.au/

Mandatory vaccinations apply to the following workers based on the latest public health advice. Further details are available online.

Directions are being drafted to make vaccinations mandatory for Primary and community health workers.

Border controls

Information about border controls is available online. 


To date, 173 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – including 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 104 Delta strain. Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19.

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* Historic vaccine doses are vaccinations that were administered up to 10 days before the current date but were recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register since the last report.

** 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 (external site) is also available to help you.