17 August 2022

COVID-19 update 17 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 2,405 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 12,224 active cases in Western Australia.

Latest figures from overnight show, there were 283 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 8 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes four deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – dating back to 14 July – a man and a woman in their 80s, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 50s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active           (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                 9,636         (1,887)
Goldfields                     210            (39)
Great Southern            334             (57)
Kimberley                     141             (36)
Midwest                        248            (43)
Pilbara                          257            (56)
South West                 893              (177)
Wheatbelt                     302            (62)


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

Of the 2,405 cases, 874 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 1,531 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 5,155 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,110,117 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.