15 July 2022

COVID-19 update 15 July 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 6,458 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 35,138 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 333 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 16 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes eight deaths, dating back to 10 June 2022, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – a man in his 90s; two men and a woman in their 80s; a man and woman in their 70s; and two men in their 60s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                28,527              (5,185)
Goldfields                         597                 (106)
Great Southern                580                  (139)
Kimberley                         298                    (61)
Midwest                            760                  (127)
Pilbara                              832                  (149)
South West                    2,298                  (408)
Wheatbelt                         527                  (149)


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

Of the 6,458 cases, 2,415 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,043 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 8,003 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 987,112 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.