31 July 2022

COVID-19 update 31 July 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 3,252 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 26,302 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 415 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 14 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes six deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – dating back to 23 July – two women in their 90s, a woman in her 80s, a woman in her 70s, a man in his 80s and a man in his 70s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                22,098           (2,638)
Goldfields                    535                (59)
Great Southern           548                (80)
Kimberley                    415                (43)
Midwest                       460                (56)
Pilbara                         642                (59)
South West                  1,717             (187)
Wheatbelt                    497                (79)


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

Of the 3,252 cases, 1,213 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 2,039 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 3,156 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,064,946 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.