Western Australia coronovirus update as at 16 June 2021

The Department of Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 overnight in WA – a man, in his 50s, recently returned from overseas and is in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total is now 1020.

WA Health is monitoring two active cases of COVID-19 ­– 1009 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Yesterday, 722 people were swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.

There have been 1,247,137 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 159,152 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.

Almost 106,000 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.*

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.

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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