Western Australia coronovirus update as at 10 June 2021

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

The State’s total remains at 1018.

WA Health is monitoring one active case of COVID-19 ­– 1008 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Yesterday, 1005 people were swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.

There have been 1,227,853 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 155,589 were from regional WA.

Western Australians have responded positively following the Premier’s decision to provide people 30 to 49 years with access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

More than 64,800 people have booked a vaccination appointment with WA Health since the announcement on 8 June. Information about vaccine eligibility and bookings is available at HealthyWA.

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

WA Health has issued updated advice for travellers who have recently returned from Queensland, Victoria, NSW and the ACT.

Queensland Health issued a health alert after a woman tested positive for COVID-19 who travelled from Melbourne via New South Wales.

WA’s Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Robertson said anyone who has recently arrived into WA from Queensland and has been to one of the listed Queensland exposure sites since 01 June 2021 during the relevant times is required to get tested and self-quarantine for 14 days and present for 48-hour and 11-day testing.

The State Government has issued advice for travellers who have recently returned from Victoria and they are reminded to continue to monitor the Vic Health website for updated exposure locations.

WA Health is also aware of new exposure sites in New South Wales linked to the Victorian and Queensland outbreaks. Anyone who has recently arrived into WA from New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory and has been to one of the listed exposure sites during the relevant times is required to get tested and self-quarantine for 14 days.

Recently returned travellers from Queensland, NSW or the ACT should continue to monitor the:

WA Health has previously advised it is taking a cautious approach to a previously confirmed case of COVID-19.

The man spent only a short time in the community, visited only a few places and wore a mask. He has returned to hotel quarantine based on an abundance of caution. Contact tracing is underway, again as a precaution.

Previously all cases were cleared of their infection based on the national guidelines which does not always involve a test before completing their isolation. A pre-clearance test will now be performed in all cases.

The man does not have a variant of concern and was previously vaccinated against COVID-19.

To date, 96 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 53 of the Alpha (UK variant) strain, 15 of the (South African variant) strain, one of the Gamma (Brazilian variant) strain and 27 of the Delta (Indian variant) strain.

Potential exposure sites are listed on the HealthyWA website.

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

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

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