Western Australia Covid update as at 14 October 2021

WA Health is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

The State’s total remains at 1111. To date, 1093 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

As of 8pm last night, WA Health was monitoring nine active COVID-19 cases, including eight people who are in hotel quarantine and one in Fiona Stanley Hospital from the vessel MV Stolt Sakura.

Truck driver

Contact tracing teams are following up 67 close and casual contacts (10 close contacts and 57 casual contacts) of a truck driver who tested positive to COVID-19 in Victoria on 5 October. So far 58 people have returned a negative COVID-19 test result with the other results pending. Close contacts are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The driver, who is now in South Australia, was in WA between 30 September and 3 October, was potentially infectious during this time.

The risk to the public is considered to be low.

A list of exposure site (external site) and corresponding public health advice is published on the HealthyWA website. Anyone with concerns can contact 13 COVID.

Vessel update

The outbreak on the vessel MV Stolt Sakura has been declared over. The ship is expected to leave Fremantle Port tomorrow morning with new crew onboard.

One of the original crew remains hospitalised in ICU in a stable condition. All other crew members are in hotel quarantine.

Returned diplomat

The returned diplomat and family remain in a quarantine facility. Contact tracing has identified 50 close and casual contacts including one family member who tested positive, all others continue to test negative for COVID-19. All close contacts will remain in quarantine for 14 days and will be managed by WA Health public health officials.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 496 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. To date, there have been 1,814,975 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 211,358 are from regional WA.

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

COVID-19 vaccinations*

Yesterday, 28,555 COVID-19 vaccine doses were recorded in WA – 16,015 of these were second doses. The total includes 8228 historic COVID-19 vaccine doses*. These figures represent COVID-19 vaccinations at State-run clinics and doses given as part of the Commonwealth rollout**.

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

Vaccination information:

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