02 April 2022

COVID-19 update: 2 April 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 7,822 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 54,064 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 215 people with COVID-19 in hospital, six in ICU.

Today’s report also includes one historical death dating back to 31 March, which was reported to WA Health yesterday, a woman in her 80s.

Due to patient confidentiality, no further information will be released by the Department on these deaths.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                42,839             (6,048)
Goldfields                    1,094              (141)
Great Southern                848             (121)
Kimberley                    1,552              (322)
Midwest                            963             (147)
Pilbara                           1,751             (290)
South West                   2,382             (380)
Wheatbelt                         731             (117)


  1. This data is based on the residential postcode of each case. The case may have an isolation address in another region.
  2. The remainder of daily cases reported (256) are yet to have a region assigned. Data will continue to be reconfigured as this information is verified.

Of the 7,822 cases, 3,160 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,662 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 14,786 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 190,502 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Weekly cases, hospitalisations and ICU snapshots can be viewed here: https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirusin the ‘Further information, advice and resources’ section (WA COVID-19 data update) at the bottom of the page.

Anyone experiencing symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result. Visit the HealthyWA website for a full list of testing clinics and opening hours (external site).

COVID-19 vaccinations

Vaccination information is available on the WA COVID-19 dashboard (external site).*

To spread the demand across clinic operating hours and to avoid excessive wait times, people are encouraged to make a booking via Vaccinate WA.


Media contact: (08) 9222 4333* This dashboard updates at