26 July 2022

COVID-19 update 26 July 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 4,409 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 31,321 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 457 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 17 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes four deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – dating back to 19 July – a woman in her 90s, a man in his 80s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 50s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                24,931       (3,450)
Goldfields                    665            (118)
Great Southern           503            (90)
Kimberley                    461            (73)
Midwest                       547            (69)
Pilbara                         885            (153)
South West                  2,187         (281)
Wheatbelt                    642            (94)


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

Of the 4,409 cases, 1,027 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,382 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 8,544 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,042,577 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.