17 June 2022

COVID-19 update 17 June 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 5,311 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 34,203 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 260 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 11 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes one death dating back to 10 June which were reported to WA Health yesterday; a female over a hundred.

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                27,848              (4,242)
Goldfields                         572              (88)
Great Southern               663               (92)
Kimberley                         192              (35)
Midwest                         1,016             (141)
Pilbara                              520             (75)
South West                   2,179             (385)
Wheatbelt                         742            (127)


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

Of the 5,311 cases, 1,878 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,433 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 6,604 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 843,834 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.