Western Australia coronovirus update as at 19 July 2021

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

The State’s total is now 1038.

The new case is a woman in her late teens who has recently returned from overseas and is in hotel quarantine.

WA Health is continuing to monitor seven active COVID-19 cases: six are in hotel quarantine and one remains in a stable condition in a Perth hospital.

To date, 1022 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 1147 people were swabbed at State-run clinics.

To date there have been 1,462,553 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 177,610 were from regional WA.

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

Vaccination

Yesterday, 6950 people received a COVID-19 vaccination – 2675 of those were second doses.

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

Travel advice for Victoria

Victoria transitioned to a medium risk’ jurisdiction on Friday following the latest health advice.

  • You are not permitted to enter Western Australia without an exemption through a G2G PASS (external site).
  • If permitted entry, you must self-quarantine at a suitable premises for 14 days. If a suitable premises is not available, you will be directed to a government-approved quarantine facility at your own expense.
  • Approved travellers are subject to a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and on day 11 of quarantine, or at any point when symptoms develop. A mask must be worn while travelling to and from a COVID Clinic.
  • You must wear a mask from when you enter WA until you arrive at a suitable self-quarantine premises or government-approved quarantine facilities. In addition, if travelling by air, you must also wear a mask on the flight while in WA airspace and while inside the airport (with some exceptions – e.g. children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a mask).
  • The G2G Now (external site) app enables virtual check-ins during your quarantine once you have entered WA. Travellers from medium risk jurisdictions are encouraged to download and use the app.

South Australia

WA Health has also issued advice for travellers who have recently returned from South Australia, after a public health alert was issued last week.

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

Tasmania

WA Health issued advice for travellers who have recently returned from Tasmania, after a public health alert was issued for parts of that state on 10 July.

The Tasmanian Department of Health has released a list of sites (external site) 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 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 within 48 hours and then present for 11-day testing.

Border controls

Information about border controls (external site) is available online.

Variants

To date, 106 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 37 Delta strain.

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

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