18 July 2022

COVID-19 update 18 July 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 5,514 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 36,630 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 411 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 19 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes two deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday - a woman in her 80s and a man in his 90s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                  Active         (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan           29,479          (4,308)
Goldfields                  586               (98)
Great Southern          655              (117)
Kimberley                  397               (85)
Midwest                    726               (114)
Pilbara                      956               (156)
South West             2,488              (415)
Wheatbelt                  727              (121)


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

Of the 5,514 cases, 1,577 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,973 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 5,387 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,003,678 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.