23 December 2022

COVID-19 update 23 December 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 10,828 new cases in the past week to 4pm yesterday (22/12/2022). As of 4pm yesterday, there were 6,076 active cases in Western Australia.


As at 4pm yesterday, there were a total of 244 people with COVID-19 in hospital, with 8 in ICU.


Sadly, this week’s report to 4pm yesterday includes 34 deaths, dating back to 01/11/2022, which were reported to WA Health in the last week, aged from 46 to 100 years.

Regional case data can be found here.

Total PCR tests for the timeframe were 8,573.


Total positive PCR tests for the timeframe were 2,433. Total positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) in this period were 8,395.


WA has recorded 1,255,595 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.


Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly encouraged to stay home if they’re unwell, and until symptoms have resolved.

***Please note the next COVID-19 update will be published on Friday 6 January 2023. This report will break down the two weeks between 23 December 2022 and 6 January 2023

COVID-19 vaccinations

WA population: COVID-19 vaccination coverage
Dose Coverage
Fourth dose (30+) 34.4%
Third dose (16+) 84.1%
Second dose (12+) >95%
First dose (12+) >95%

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