20 July 2022

COVID-19 update 20 July 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 7,901 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 37,244 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 457 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 22 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes two deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – a man in his 80s and a man in his 70s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                29,625            (6,088)
Goldfields                        612             (153)
Great Southern                673            (113)
Kimberley                         495            (143)
Midwest                            660            (136)
Pilbara                           1,038            (206)
South West                    2,588            (622)
Wheatbelt                      791               (162)


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

Of the 7,901 cases, 2,955 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,946 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 8,124 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,013,520 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

In line with national guidelines, WA Health has adjusted the total number of reported cases in this State, to preclude secondary positive test results from people who did not meet the national case definition for a reinfection

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.