22 July 2022

COVID-19 update 22 July 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 6,056 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 36,412 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 452 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 24 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes one death, which was reported to WA Health yesterday – A man in his 90s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                29,093           (4,847)
Goldfields                     651               (123)
Great Southern             619              (96)
Kimberley                     498               (86)
Midwest                        636               (120)
Pilbara                          973               (147)
South West                   2,518            (410)
Wheatbelt                     794               (133)


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

Of the 6,056 cases, 2,232 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,824 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 7,444 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,025,545 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 within 12 weeks of leaving isolation following initial COVID infection.

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.