26 April 2022

COVID-19 update: 26 April 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 6,711 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 44,305 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 249 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 11 in ICU.

Today’s report includes 8 deaths, one in the reporting cycle to 8pm last night and 7 historical deaths.

Sadly, a man in his 80s died yesterday, and 7 historical deaths dating back to 27th of March were reported to the Department of Health.

The historical deaths include a woman and man in their 70s, a woman and two men in their 80s, and two men in their 90s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                35,790             (5,370)
Goldfields                       785             (127)
Great Southern                667            (118)
Kimberley                       825              (89)
Midwest                            744             (110)
Pilbara                              713              (124)
South West                   2,791              (435)
Wheatbelt                        699            (98)


  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 (240) are yet to have a region assigned. Data will continue to be reconfigured as this information is verified.

Of the 6,711 cases, 2,203 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,508 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 10,262 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 355,277 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Weekly cases, hospitalisations and ICU snapshots can be viewed here: WA COVID-19 data update (health.wa.gov.au)

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 approximately 2pm AWST on weekdays.