15 August 2022

COVID-19 update 15 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 1,605 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 13,381 active cases in Western Australia.

Latest figures from overnight show, there were 303 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 9 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes two deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – dating back to 9 August – a man in his 90s and a woman in her 80s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active           (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                10,550           (1,281)
Goldfields                     292                (26)
Great Southern            389                (47)
Kimberley                     144                (9)
Midwest                        297                (30)
Pilbara                          283                (35)
South West                   939               (119)
Wheatbelt                     291                (37)


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

Of the 1,605 cases, 488 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 1,117 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 3,444 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,105,636 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.