Western Australia Covid update as at 16 October 2021

WA Health is reporting one new case of COVID-19 overnight.

The State’s total now stands at 1112. To date, 1097 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.

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, 389 people were swabbed at State-run clinics*.

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

COVID-19 vaccinations*

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

Vaccination information:

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