16 June 2022

COVID-19 update 16 June 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 6,249 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 35,451 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 262 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 10 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes 14 deaths dating back to 14 May which were reported to WA Health yesterday; two women and man in their 90s, a woman and four men in their 80s, a man in his 70s, a man in his 60s, three women in their 60s and one man in his 30s.

Due to confidentiality requirements, no further information on these cases will be released by the Department.


Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                28,876           (5,128)
Goldfields                      576              (95)
Great Southern              701             (122)
Kimberley                       209             (37)
Midwest                         1,084           (171)
Pilbara                            556             (79)
South West                   2,220            (392)
Wheatbelt                      759              (134)


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

Of the 6,249 cases, 2,475 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,774 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 7,874 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 838,548 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.