Western Australia coronovirus update as at 5 January

The Department of Health has today reported one new case of COVID-19 in Western Australia, bringing the State’s total to 869.

The new case is a male in his 30s who travelled from overseas and is in hotel quarantine.

Following routine genome sequencing, the Department of Health has detected three cases of the UK variant strain of COVID-19. All three were previously announced cases and were returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

This is the first time the UK strain has been detected in WA quarantine hotels.

WA Health is monitoring 15 active cases and 845 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

There have been 640,205 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those tested, 102,276 were from regional WA.

Yesterday 1,890 people presented to WA Health-managed COVID clinics – 1,856 were assessed and 1,853 were swabbed.

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

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