21 June 2022

COVID-19 update 21 June 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 4,885 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 29,277 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 259 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 8 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes six deaths, dating back to 11 June, which were reported to WA Health yesterday.

This includes a woman and man in their 90s, two women in their 80s, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 60s.

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                23,745                (3,938)
Goldfields                         473                     (78)
Great Southern                 605                  (125)
Kimberley                         196                     (40)
Midwest                            867                   (163)
Pilbara                              376                     (63)
South West                    1,897                   (296)
Wheatbelt                         661                    (119)


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

Of the 4,885 cases, 1,245 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,640 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 8,283 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 860,720 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.