16 July 2022

COVID-19 update 16 July 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 6,473 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 35,815 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 351 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 17 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes three deaths, dating back to the 8 July which were reported to WA Health yesterday: two women in their 90s, and a man in his 90s.


Total case breakdown:

Region                     Active          (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan              28,939          (5,012)
Goldfields                 609               (110)
Great Southern         592               (108)
Kimberley                 318               (63)
Midwest                    765               (119)
Pilbara                      948               (390)
South West               2,398            (437)
Wheatbelt                 691               (109)


This data is based on the residential postcode of each case. The case may have an isolation address in another region.

The remainder of daily cases reported (125) are yet to have a region assigned. Data will continue to be reconfigured as this information is verified.

Of the 6,473 cases, 2,395 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,078 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 7,650 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 992,369 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.