04 August 2022

COVID-19 update 4 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 3,852 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 22,533 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 367 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 17 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes two deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – dating back to 31 July – a woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                17,144         (3,032)
Goldfields                     434             (98)
Great Southern            521              (86)
Kimberley                     304             (58)
Midwest                        442             (80)
Pilbara                          563             (100)
South West                1,379             (260)
Wheatbelt                     442             (84)


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

Of the 3,852 cases, 1380 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 2,472 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 6,143 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,079,257 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.