20 August 2022

COVID-19 update 20 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 1,624 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 11,341 active cases in Western Australia.

Latest figures from overnight show, there were 237 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 7 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes seven deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – dating back to 22 July – two men in their 70s and five women, one in her 60s, one in her 70s, two in their 80s and one in her 90s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active           (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                8,912            (1,317)
Goldfields                    178              (27)
Great Southern            317              (41)
Kimberley                    150              (19)
Midwest                       260              (28)
Pilbara                         213              (21)
South West                  843              (111)
Wheatbelt                    295              (44)


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

Of the 1,624 cases, 580 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 1,044 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 3,935 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,115,426 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.