Western Australia coronovirus update as at 16 March 2021

The Department of Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 overnight.

The new case is a female in her 40s who has returned from overseas travel and is currently in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number of confirmed cases now stands at 926.

WA Health is monitoring 10 active cases of COVID-19 and 907 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Yesterday 1602 people were vaccinated. To date, 20,550 West Australians have received the COVID vaccine.

Yesterday at WA Health COVID clinics 435 people presented for testing – 421 were assessed and swabbed.

There have been 907,365 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 132,520 were from regional WA.

To date, 31 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (23 of the B.1.1.7 strain and 8 of the B.1.351 strain).

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

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