08 April 2022

COVID-19 update 8 April 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 6,892 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 46,022 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 243 people with COVID-19 in hospital, six in ICU.

Today’s report includes two historical deaths dating back to 4th of April, which were reported to WA Health yesterday. The two historical deaths are two women in their 80s.

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

Please note – the WA total of 235,084 cases includes 1110 RAT cases not previously reported to WA Health’s system, which date as far back as 11 March 2022.

This relates to an online portal which Catholic Education WA (CEWA) uses to assist in contact tracing with its schools. A misunderstanding from some people using the on-line portal, not also reporting positive RAT results to WA Health. Cases and contacts involved followed the Public Health advice.

There was no public health impact as a result of this data matter.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                34,490             (5,133)
Goldfields                     1,180              (214)
Great Southern                685             (120)
Kimberley                     1,904              (353)
Midwest                            910             (148)
Pilbara                           1,433             (207)
South West                    2,097             (337)
Wheatbelt                         693             (132)


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

Of the 6,892 cases, 2,631 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,261 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 13,998 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 235,084 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Weekly cases, hospitalisations and ICU snapshots can be viewed via the COVID-19 (coronavirus) page – in 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.