26 October 2021

COVID-19 update 26 October 2021

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

The State’s total remains at 1112. To date, 1102 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

As of last night, WA Health was monitoring one active COVID-19 case in hotel quarantine.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 391 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. To date, there have been 1,852,141 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 214,511 were in regional WA.

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

COVID-19 vaccinations*

Since vaccination numbers were reported yesterday, 23,926 COVID-19 vaccine doses were recorded in WA – 14,093 of these were second doses. The total includes 6201 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)**.

Appointments are no longer required at State-run clinics in metropolitan Perth and regional areas.

Vaccination information:

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 most occupations and workforces in Western Australia.

Border controls

Queensland Update

Queensland will transition to a ‘very low risk’ jurisdiction from 12:01am, Wednesday 27 October, under WA’s controlled border arrangement.

This follows a short pause in Queensland’s border transition last week due to a case of COVID-19 and is based on the latest public health advice.

Travellers from Queensland will be permitted to enter WA without quarantine requirements, but will be subject to the following conditions:

  • complete a G2G Pass declaration which states they do not have any
    COVID-19 symptoms and which jurisdictions they have been to in the previous 14 days

Information about border controls is available online.


To date, 174 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – including 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 105 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.