08 August 2022

COVID-19 update: 8 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 2,045 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 18,495 active cases in Western Australia.

WA Health is working to resolve a data issue and is unable to provide up to date hospitalisation data, this will be updated as soon as possible.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active           (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                14,696          (1,569)
Goldfields                    391              (41)
Great Southern            462             (80)
Kimberley                    247             (33)
Midwest                       398              (58)
Pilbara                         535             (50)
South West                1,132             (131)
Wheatbelt                    378          (59)


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

Of the 2,045 cases, 640 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 1,405 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 3,284 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,089,704 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.