Western Australia Covid update as at 2 August 2021

WA Health has reported one new COVID-19 case overnight – a woman in her 50s who recently returned from overseas and is in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total now stands at 1058.

There are 11 active COVID-19 cases being monitored by WA Health: two in hospital from the MV Darya Krishna; two in hotel quarantine; six onboard the MV Darya Krishna and one onboard the MV BBC California.

One MV Darya Krishna crew member remains is in a stable condition ICU; the other is in a stable condition on a respiratory ward.

To date, 1038 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 988 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. To date, there have been 1,519,178 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 183,336 were from regional WA.

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


Yesterday 8911 people were administered with a vaccine dose – 4367 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).


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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