22 April 2022

COVID19 update 22 April 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 8,777 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 42,613 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 258 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 9 in ICU.

Today’s report includes five historical deaths, a woman in her 50’s, a man in his 60s, a man and woman in their 80s, and a woman in her 90’s dating back to the 15th April, all deaths were reported to WA Health yesterday.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                34,434             (6,961)
Goldfields                       848             (156)
Great Southern                552            (144)
Kimberley                       937             (157)
Midwest                            796             (148)
Pilbara                              767              (150)
South West                   2,718              (585)
Wheatbelt                        669            (149)


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

Of the 8,777 cases, 3,691 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 5,086 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 12,015 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 329,457 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.