23 July 2022

COVID-19 update 23 July 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 5,051 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 35,284 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 430 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 21 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes two deaths, dating back to 16 July, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – two men in their 80s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                28,187           (4,015)
Goldfields                     652               (100)
Great Southern             584              (80)
Kimberley                     501               (75)
Midwest                        605               (68)
Pilbara                          966               (160)
South West                   2,386            (329)
Wheatbelt                     786               (118)


  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 5,051 cases, 1,706 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,345 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 6,135 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,030,453 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 2 pm AWST on weekdays.