08 July 2022

COVID-19 update 8 July 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 6,217 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 32,200 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 242 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 11 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes three new deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday - a man and a woman in their 90s; and a woman in her 70s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                29,926              (5,187)
Goldfields                         445                (95)
Great Southern                468                 (95)
Kimberley                         230                 (50)
Midwest                            696                 (126)
Pilbara                              562                 (99)
South West                    1,752                (334)
Wheatbelt                         618                 (111)


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

Of the 6,217 cases, 2,361 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,856 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 7,319 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 946,367 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.