Western Australia Covid update as at 29 September 2021

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

The State’s total remains at 1096. To date, 1083 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

WA Health is monitoring four active COVID-19 cases in hotel quarantine.

The Melbourne man who allegedly breached border restrictions to attend the AFL Grand Final yesterday returned an inconclusive result following a GeneXpert test for COVID-19 – and a PCR test today has now returned a negative result.

The fully vaccinated man also tested negative to COVID-19 in the Northern Territory on 15 September.

The man’s Melbourne friend, who also attended the grand final, and a woman in their company, have so far tested negative to COVID-19. All three are required to quarantine for 14 days.

The pilot of a transport aircraft that flew into Perth yesterday has now been confirmed as a false positive.

The false positive result occurred in Queensland – the test was re-run at the state’s reference laboratory, where it was found to be negative.

The pilot was also tested in WA where he also returned a negative result. The crew and pilot remain in quarantine until arrangements are finalised for their departure.

Vessel watch

WA Health is monitoring the Stolt Sakura, a tanker currently off the coast of WA.

Yesterday, the captain notified WA Health that 12 out of 22 crew members had returned non-negative rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 and most of whom have mild to no symptoms.

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