16 December 2022

COVID-19 update16 December 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 11,624 new cases in the past week to 4pm yesterday (15/12/2022). As of 4pm yesterday, there were 7,019 active cases in Western Australia.

As at 4pm yesterday, there were a total of 242 people with COVID-19 in hospital, with 12 in ICU.

Sadly, this week’s report to 4pm yesterday includes 12 deaths, dating back to 02/11/2022, which were reported to WA Health in the last week, aged from 75 to 96 years.

Regional case data can be found here.

Total PCR tests for the timeframe were 9,537.

Total positive PCR tests for the timeframe were 2,834. Total positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) in this period were 8,975.

WA has recorded 1,244,838 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.

COVID-19 vaccinations

WA population: COVID-19 vaccination coverage
Dose Coverage
Fourth dose (30+) 34.1%
Third dose (16+) 84.1%
Second dose (12+) >95%
First dose (12+) >95%

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