27 July 2022

COVID-19 update 27 July 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 5,422 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 29,457 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 442 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 17 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes three deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – dating back to 24 July – two women in their 90s, and a man in his 70s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                23,539            (4,329)
Goldfields                    639                 (114)
Great Southern           522                 (95)
Kimberley                    426                 (85)
Midwest                       491                 (85)
Pilbara                         811                 (119)
South West               1,973                 (369)
Wheatbelt                     575                 (96)


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

Of the 5,422 cases, 1,990 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,432 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 7,568 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,048,353 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.