20 June 2022

COVID-19 update 20 June 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 4,097 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 30,727 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 268 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 12 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes two deaths, dating back to 12 June, which were reported to WA Health yesterday.

This includes two women, one aged in her 90s and one aged in her 80s. 

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

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                24,970                (3,363)
Goldfields                         516                     (76)
Great Southern                620                     (94)
Kimberley                         189                     (35)
Midwest                            870                   (127)
Pilbara                              437                     (47)
South West                    1,997                   (222)
Wheatbelt                         672                     (93)


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

Of the 4,097 cases, 1,215 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 2,882 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 4,682 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 855,855 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.