Western Australia coronovirus update as at 5 May 2021

The Department of Health has reported two new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

Both are young children who have returned from overseas with their parents and are now in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number now stands at 1010. WA Health is monitoring 26 active cases of COVID-19 and 975 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

The very weak positive result for a Collie man yesterday has been confirmed as historical.

In relation to the community cases announced last Saturday, 75 of the 108 identified close contacts have tested negative to COVID-19. Other tests are pending. The 75 who tested negative includes the other household members of the Pan Pac security guard.

The Department has identified and contacted 476 casual contacts, who have been directed for testing – 221 have so far tested negative.

Anyone who accepted a delivery from Uber Eats or Menulog between 29 April and 1 May or visited a restaurant in the list of sites (HealthyWA) (food and business) during the times indicated should monitor for COVID symptoms. While the risk is deemed to be low, these venues were briefly visited by persons who have since tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone who develops symptoms within 14 days are advised to get a COVID test and isolate until they get the results. If they remain asymptomatic, there is no action other than to monitor for symptoms.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 105,415 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 24,603 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 2815 people were vaccinated.

The Commonwealth Government vaccination national roll-out figures can be found on the Australian Department of Health website (external site).

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