28 April 2022

COVID-19 update: 28 April 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 8,889 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 43,118 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 237 people with COVID-19 in hospital, six in ICU.

Today’s report sadly includes one new death, a man in his 70s, and six historical deaths dating back to the 29th March.

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

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                35,142             (7,183)
Goldfields                       781               (154)
Great Southern               694              (129)
Kimberley                       742              (139)
Midwest                          704              (128)
Pilbara                            712             (148)
South West                   2,861            (648)
Wheatbelt                       678             (115)


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

Of the 8,889 cases, 4,034 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,855 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 12,699 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 372,414 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.