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 no active cases of COVID-19 – 1009 people have recovered from the virus in WA.
Yesterday, 474 people were swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.
A previously confirmed COVID-19 case identified as case 1017 has now been cleared and released from hotel quarantine. All 94 close and casual contacts in WA have returned at lease one negative test and will be tested again this Wednesday.
There have been 1,237,182 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 157,762 were from regional WA.
Western Australians have responded positively following the State Government’s decision to provide people 30 to 49 years with access to COVID-19 vaccinations.
More than 94,000 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 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 Beta (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.
Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19.