Western Australia Covid update as at 31 July 2021

WA Health has reported no new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

The State’s total stands at 1057.

There are now 12 active COVID-19 cases being monitored by WA Health: two in hospital from the MV Darya Krishna; one in hotel quarantine from MV Darya Krishna; the six onboard the MV Darya Krishna and three onboard the MV BBC California.

One MV Darya Krishna crew member remains in ICU in a stable condition. One remains in a stable condition on a respiratory ward, and one was transferred to a SHICC hotel yesterday.

To date, 1036 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

WA Health will continue to monitor a Queensland report of a man who travelled from Brisbane and arrived in Perth by plane on 18 July. The man, who tested negative to COVID-19 at Perth Airport, did not have approval to enter Western Australia and returned to Queensland aboard a flight on the morning of 20 July. He tested positive to COVID-19 on 27 July.

Though considered extremely low risk, WA Health asks everyone at Perth Terminal 4 between 4am and 7am on 20 July to monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop.

Testing clinics (PHEOC)

Yesterday, 697 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. To date, there have been 1,509,026 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 182,418 were from regional WA.

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

Vaccination

Yesterday 8,186 people were administered a dose – 3883 of those were second doses. These figures represent 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).*

Border controls

Western Australia has assessed New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria as medium risk (external site) states. The Australian Capital Territory is low risk (external site). The Northern Territory and Tasmania are considered very low risk (external site).

Variants

To date, 123 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 54 Delta strain.

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

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