23 June 2022

COVID-19 update: 23 June 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 5,351 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 28,603 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 260 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 12 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes eight new deaths, dating back to 24 May, which were reported to WA Health yesterday.

This includes two men in their 90s; two men in their 80s and four women in their 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                23,283                (4,384)
Goldfields                         465                     (72)
Great Southern                573                    (107)
Kimberley                         184                      (22)
Midwest                            883                    (173)
Pilbara                              419                      (93)
South West                    1,754                    (307)
Wheatbelt                         624                    (108)


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

Of the 5,351 cases, 1,866 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,485 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 10,417 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 871,777 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.