19 July 2022

COVID-19 update 19 July 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 6,815 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 36,491 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 455 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 20 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes three deaths, dating back to 6 July, which were reported to WA Health yesterday - two women in their 90s and a man in his 80s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                29,261              (5,417)
Goldfields                         579                 (110)
Great Southern                689                  (140)
Kimberley                         427                    (102)
Midwest                            692                   (124)
Pilbara                             1,008                  (201)
South West                    2,470                  (434)
Wheatbelt                         749                  (171)


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

Of the 6,815 cases, 1,902 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,913 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 8,904 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,010,424 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.