24 July 2022

COVID-19 update 24 July 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 4,356 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 34,517 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 437 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 23 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes seven deaths, which date back to 17 July and were reported to WA Health yesterday – one woman in her 90s, one woman in her 80s, two men in their 90s, two men in their 80s and one man in his 70s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                27,594           (3,463)
Goldfields                     664               (97)
Great Southern             583              (81)
Kimberley                     499               (53)
Midwest                        601               (93)
Pilbara                          909               (99)
South West                   2,360            (214)
Wheatbelt                     750               (90)


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

Of the 4,356 cases, 1,593 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 2,763 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 3,999 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,034,742 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.