Western Australia coronovirus update as at 13 July 2021

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

The State’s total remains at 1036.

WA Health is now monitoring nine active COVID-19 cases.

Three of these cases are linked to the Perth northern suburbs cluster, four are in hotel quarantine and two are in a stable condition in Perth hospitals.

The one close contact, who remains in quarantine, and 55 casual contacts identified in Geraldton and linked to the seafarer’s case, have all now received a negative COVID-19 test result. Additional testing for these contacts will be conducted over the following days.

To date, 1018 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 1017 people were swabbed at State-run clinics.

To date there have been 1,435,858 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 174,853 were from regional WA.

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

Vaccination

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

Yesterday, 8831 people received a COVID-19 vaccination – 4712 of those were second doses.

Updated travel advice for Victoria and South Australia

WA Health has issued updated advice for travellers who have recently returned from Victoria and South Australia after public health alerts were issued for both states yesterday.

Anyone who has visited exposure sites in Victoria or exposure sites in South Australia are required to be tested immediately (within 48 hours), quarantine for 14 days and get tested again at day 11.

“The situation highlights the importance of remaining vigilant to prevent any spread of the virus or community transmission in this State,” Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Robertson said.

“We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and issue updated health advice if required.

“It’s also another timely reminder of why getting vaccinated is so important and I would again urge people to make their booking as soon as they are able to.”

Tasmania

WA Health has issued updated advice for travellers who have recently returned from Tasmania, after a public health alert was issued for parts of that state last week.

The Tasmanian Department of Health has released a list of sites that were visited by a person who tested positive for COVID-19 two days after they left the state and arrived in London.

While the risk to the Western Australian community is considered to be extremely low – anyone who has recently arrived into WA from Tasmania and has been to one of the exposure sites during the relevant times is required to get tested, then present for 48-hour and 11-day testing.

Border controls

Information about border controls is available online.

Variants

To date, 105 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 36 Delta strain.

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

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