Western Australia Covid update as at 15 October 2021

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

The State’s total remains at 1111. To date, 1096 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

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

Vessel update

The outbreak on the vessel MV Stolt Sakura has been declared over. The ship left Fremantle Port with a new crew this morning. One of the original crew remains hospitalised in a respiratory ward in a stable condition. The other crew members will remain in a quarantine facility until they leave WA.

Truck driver

Contact tracing teams are following up 70 close and casual contacts (10 close contacts and 60 casual contacts) of a truck driver who tested positive to COVID-19 in Victoria on 5 October. So far 62 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.

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, 387 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. To date, there have been 1,818,670 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 211,712 are from regional WA.

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

COVID-19 vaccinations*

Yesterday, 26,519 COVID-19 vaccine doses were recorded in WA – 14,470 of these were second doses. The total includes 5577 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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