07 April 2022

COVID19 Update 7 April 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 7,998 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 45,766 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 256 people with COVID-19 in hospital, eight in ICU.

Today’s report includes three historical deaths from 5th of April, which were reported to WA Health yesterday. The three historical deaths include a man his 50s, and two men in their 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                35,308             (6,027)
Goldfields                     1,138             (241)
Great Southern                686            (123)
Kimberley                     1,817             (345)
Midwest                            912            (179)
Pilbara                           1,476             (270)
South West                   2,125             (392)
Wheatbelt                        681           (124)


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

Of the 7,998 cases, 3,255 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,743 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 15,773 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 227,121 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.