13 August 2022

COVID19 update 13 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 2,094 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 14,677 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 304 people with COVID-19 in hospital, nine in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes three deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – dating back to 8 August – a woman in her 100s and two women in their 80s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                11,478         (1,649)
Goldfields                     359            (36)
Great Southern            460            (44)
Kimberley                     176            (35)
Midwest                        341            (57)
Pilbara                          317            (45)
South West                  988             (130)
Wheatbelt                     335            (49)


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

Of the 2,094 cases, 741 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 1,353 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 4,486 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,102,537 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.