16 August 2022

COVID-19 update 16 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 2,145 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 12,507 active cases in Western Australia.

Latest figures from overnight show, there were 294 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 11 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes one death, a man in his 80, dating back to 11 August and reported to WA Health yesterday.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active          (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                9,837            (1,629)
Goldfields                      238                  (40)
Great Southern              378                 (70)
Kimberley                      139                  (30)
Midwest                         264                  (46)
Pilbara                           266                  (53)
South West                    892                (167)
Wheatbelt                      299                  (59)


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

Of the 2,145 cases, 498 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 1,647 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 5,965 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,107,738 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.