Western Australia coronovirus update as at 22 June 2021

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

The State’s total remains 1020.

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

WA Health has issued advice for travellers who have recently returned from Queensland and New South Wales after new locally acquired COVID cases were identified in those states.

Recent Queensland arrivals who have been to one of the listed exposure sites (external site)during the relevant times is required to get tested immediately and self-quarantine for 14 days, followed by a test on day 11.

Recently returned travellers from Queensland should continue to monitor the Queensland Health site.

All arrivals from NSW must get a COVID-19 test on arrival or within 48 hours and self-quarantine until they return a negative result – they must wear a mask when in transit to their premises or getting a COVID-19 test.

Anyone who has visited the exposure sites at the specified times should get tested immediately for COVID-19, self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure and then present for a day 11 COVID-19 test.

All people who have arrived into WA from New South Wales are asked to continue to monitor updated exposure sites at NSW Health (external site).

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

Yesterday, 1956 people were swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.

There have been 1,270,194 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 161,134 were from regional WA.

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

To date, 97 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 28 of the Delta (Indian variant) strain.

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

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