12 August 2022

COVID-19 update: 12 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 2,327 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 15,131 active cases in Western Australia.

Latest figures from overnight show, there were 308 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 11 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes five deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – dating back to 1 July – a woman aged over 100, a man and a woman in their 80s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 50s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active           (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                11,851           (1,846)
Goldfields                        384               (56)
Great Southern                486              (64)
Kimberley                        171              (22)
Midwest                           342               (27)
Pilbara                             342              (43)
South West                  1,001              (188)
Wheatbelt                        336          (54)


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

Of the 2,327 cases, 774 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 1,553 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 5,064 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,100,493 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.