21 April 2022

COVID-19 update 21 April 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 9,314 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 41,338 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 248 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 9 in ICU.

Today’s report includes two historical deaths, a woman in her 60’s and a man in his 30s dating back to the 5th April, both were reported to WA Health yesterday.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                33,308             (7,597)
Goldfields                         861                (152)
Great Southern                469                (125)
Kimberley                      1,032                (200)
Midwest                            773                (162)
Pilbara                              784                (136)
South West                    2,596                (577)
Wheatbelt                         662                 (119)


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

Of the 9,314 cases, 4,001 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 5,313 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 12,816 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 320,777 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.