22 June 2022

COVID-19 update: 22 June 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 5,770 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 28,770 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 259 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 9 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes two deaths, dating back to 6 June, which were reported to WA Health yesterday.

This includes a man in his 90s and man in his 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                23,345                (4,671)
Goldfields                         479                     (89)
Great Southern                573                     (94)
Kimberley                         200                     (42)
Midwest                            874                   (174)
Pilbara                              398                    (160)
South West                    1,807                   (319)
Wheatbelt                         666                    (141)


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

Of the 5,770 cases, 2,206 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,564 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 7,823 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 866,453 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.