Western Australia coronovirus update as at 22 July 2021

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

The State’s total remains at 1048.

Fifteen active COVID-19 cases are being monitored by WA Health: 10 cases remain aboard the BBC California currently berthed at Fremantle Port and five cases in hotel quarantine. The seafarer from the MV Emerald Indah has been cleared of COVID-19 and remains in a stable condition in a Perth hospital.

To date, 1024 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 1188 people were swabbed at State-run clinics.

To date there have been 1,480,747 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 179,103 were from regional WA.

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

Vaccination

Yesterday, a record number of people received a COVID-19 vaccination – 14,234 people received a COVID-19 vaccination, of which 7853 were second doses. These figures represent vaccinations at State-run clinics and doses given as part of the Federal rollout.

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

Updated travel advice for South Australia

The State Government has today issued advice for travellers who have recently returned from South Australia, after a public health alert was issued, transitioning it to a ‘medium-risk’ jurisdiction. People must follow the advice below, effective from midday today:

  • 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 12 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.

    Travel advice for Victoria

    Victoria transitioned to a medium risk’ jurisdiction (external site) last week 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 12 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.

Travel advice for Tasmania

While Tasmania is considered ‘very low risk,’ anyone who has recently arrived into WA from that state should follow the follow the directions on the border controls (external site).

Border controls

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

Variants

To date, 108 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 39 Delta strain.

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

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