21 August 2022

COVID-19 update 21 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 1,147 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 10,903 active cases in Western Australia.

Latest figures from overnight show, there were 235 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 4 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes one death, dating back to 14 August, which was reported to WA Health yesterday – a woman over 100.

Total case breakdown:

Region                      Active           (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan               8,512          (845)
Goldfields                   165             (13)
Great Southern           324               (55)
Kimberley                   160              (30)
Midwest                      243               (19)
Pilbara                        205              (26)
South West                829               (102)
Wheatbelt                  269          (22)


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

Of the 1,147 cases, 417 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 730 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 2,367 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,116,567 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.