23 August 2022

COVID-19 update 23 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 1,772 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 9,730 active cases in Western Australia.

Latest figures from overnight show, there were 243 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 5 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes two deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – dating back to 16 August – a man in his 90s and a woman in her 60s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active           (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                 7,556           (1,339)
Goldfields                        151             (30)
Great Southern               305              (57)
Kimberley                       147              (29)
Midwest                          271              (52)
Pilbara                           167               (37)
South West                    736               (145)
Wheatbelt                      249                (60)


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

Of the 1,772 cases, 423 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 1,339 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 4,667 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,119,395 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.