18 August 2022

COVID-19 update 18 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 2,210 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 11,964 active cases in Western Australia.

Latest figures from overnight show there were 267 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 7 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes nine deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – dating back to 25 July - a man and a woman in their 90s; two women in their 80s; two women in their 70s; two women and a man in his 60s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                 9,414           (1,718)
Goldfields                     195              (36)
Great Southern            313              (59)
Kimberley                     161              (50)
Midwest                        264              (63)
Pilbara                          246              (35)
South West                  862              (155)
Wheatbelt                     301              (48)


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

Of the 2,210 cases, 775 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 1,435 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 4,459 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,112,078 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.