15 February 2022

COVID-19 update 15 February 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 62 new cases to 8pm last night. Of these, 48 are local cases and 14 travel related.

Three local cases are unlinked at this stage, contact tracers are investigating further.

Today’s new cases include 7 self-reported positive RATs.

Today’s figures bring the State’s total number of active COVID-19 cases to 471. There is currently no-one in hospital.

WA has recorded 2,383 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with 1902 recovering from the virus.

Further to the outbreak at Juniper Residential Aged Care in Bentley last week, there has been a second outbreak at Mandurah’s Brightwater Aged Care facility.

Staff and residents are being tested and visitors to the facilities restricted.

In 2022, until 8pm last night 30 schools have been impacted by positive case of COVID-19 and three aged care facilities.

Testing advice and exposure sites

Anyone in the Perth, Peel, Wheatbelt and the South West regions – experiencing any symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result. This applies to anyone symptomatic – even if you have not visited a listed exposure site.

A full list of testing clinics and opening hours is available on HealthyWA website.

WA Health’s contact tracing team continues to identify high risk exposure sites linked to new cases. Please continue to regularly check the HealthyWA website for updated or new exposure sites.

People who receive a text message from WA Health advising they have attended an exposure site must follow the instructions, even if the site is not listed on HealthyWA.

Testing figures

8051 people received PCR tests at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.


Yesterday, 1,955,503 scans were recorded on the SafeWA.

COVID-19 vaccinations

Yesterday in Perth, 22,580 vaccines were administered.

A third dose “vaccination blitz” is underway. During this time an extra 40,000 appointments are available at State-run clinics.

This will boost weekly capacity of State-run clinics to around 100,000 doses.

Demand for vaccinations and third doses is increasing. To spread the demand across clinic operating hours and to avoid excessive wait times, people are encouraged to make a booking via Vaccinate WA.

Based on the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommendations, Western Australians 16 years and older are eligible for their COVID-19 booster vaccination, three months following their second dose.

Vaccination is the best defense against serious illness or death relating to COVID-19 and we encourage everyone that is eligible for their third dose not to delay and to book an appointment on VaccinateWA.

Vaccinations are also available at GPs, pharmacies and community clinics.

For the latest WA vaccination figures, visit the COVID-19 Coronavirus: Vaccination dashboard (external site)**. For the latest Commonwealth data visit the Vaccination Numbers and Statistics website.


All crew of the Ballard who tested positive on RAT have recovered. The vessel has been cleaned and berthed in Bunbury on (Sunday 13/2).

One crew member has been permitted to sign-off as planned and is residing in hotel quarantine until his flight out of Australia.

Border controls

Information about Western Australia’s controlled border arrangements, conditions of entry and quarantine is available online.


To date, 706 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – including 499 Omicron strain, 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 138 Delta strain.

Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19.

**A vaccine dashboard data interpretation guide (external site) is also available to help you.