03 August 2022

COVID-19 update 3 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 4,062 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 22,290 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 404 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 12 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes four deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – dating back to 28 July – a man in his 100s, a woman in her 80s and a man and a woman in their 60s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                17,799           (3,182)
Goldfields                     417               (74)
Great Southern            536               (88)
Kimberley                     316               (51)
Midwest                        434               (75)
Pilbara                          577               (159)
South West                1,425              (268)
Wheatbelt                     447               (97)


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

Of the 4,062 cases, 1479 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 2,583 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 6,713 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,075,436 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.