31 August 2022

COVID-19 update 31 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 1,380 new cases to 4pm last night. There are currently 6,887 active cases in Western Australia.

The latest figures from overnight show, there were 228 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 6 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes one death, dating back to 24 August, which was reported to WA Health yesterday – a woman in her 40s.

Regional case data is reported on a weekly basis each Friday, and can be viewed here:

Of the 1,380 cases, 465 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 915 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 3,453 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,129,562 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.