06 January 2023

COVID-19 Update 30 December 2022 to 5 January 2023

WA Health is reporting a total of 6,675 new cases in the past week to 4pm yesterday (5 January 2023). As of yesterday, there were 3,619 active cases in Western Australia.


For the past week to 4pm yesterday, there were a total of 252 people with COVID-19 in hospital, with six in ICU.


Sadly, this week’s report to 4pm yesterday includes 29 deaths, dating back to 29 November 2022, which were reported to WA Health in the past week, aged from 33 to 99 years.


Regional case data can be found here.


Total PCR tests from 30 December to 5 January were 7,261.


Total positive PCR tests for the timeframe were 1,625. Total positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) in this period were 5,019.


WA has recorded 1,270,544 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

COVID-19 vaccinations

WA population: COVID-19 vaccination coverage
Dose Coverage
Fourth dose (30+) 34.6%
Third dose (16+) 84.2%
Second dose (12+) >95%
First dose (12+) >95%

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