24 August 2022

COVID-19 update 24 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 1,685 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 9,174 active cases in Western Australia.

Latest figures from overnight show, there were 237 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 8 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes one death, which was reported to WA Health yesterday – a woman in her 90s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active           (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                 7,047             (1,282)
Goldfields                        149            (33)
Great Southern               298             (48)
Kimberley                       135             (26)
Midwest                          269             (55)
Pilbara                           186              (45)
South West                    716              (126)
Wheatbelt                      237               (42)


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

Of the 1,685 cases, 576 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 1,109 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 4,328 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,121,070 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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).*

People are encouraged to make a booking via Vaccinate WA.

Media contact: (08) 9222 4333

* This dashboard updates at approximately 2pm AWST on weekdays.