06 April 2022

COVID19 Update 6 April 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 8,499 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 46,697 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 259 people with COVID-19 in hospital, nine in ICU.

Sadly, one death, a man in his 80s was recorded to 8pm last night. Today’s report also includes four historical deaths dating back to 28th March, which were reported to WA Health yesterday. The four historical deaths include a woman in her 90s, a woman in her 80s, a man is his 80s and a female in her 50s.

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                36,305             (6,491)
Goldfields                    1,107              (198)
Great Southern                685             (112)
Kimberley                    1,741             (364)
Midwest                            891            (175)
Pilbara                           1,501             (309)
South West                   2,141             (388)
Wheatbelt                         666             (126)


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

Of the 8,499 cases, 3,566 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,933 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 16,546 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

 WA has recorded 219,165 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 approximately 2pm AWST on weekdays