05 June 2022

COVID-19 update 5 June 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 5,368 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 43,355 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 280 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 15 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes 5 new deaths dating back to 25 May which were reported to WA Health yesterday; a man in his 90s, a man and a woman in their 80s and two women in their 70s.

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              34,914          (4,381)
Goldfields                      726                (56)
Great Southern              933             (105)
Kimberley                      435               (41)
Midwest                      1,044             (140)
Pilbara                           811               (92)
South West                 3,127             (372)
Wheatbelt                      904             (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 (54) are yet to have a region assigned. Data will continue to be reconfigured as this information is verified.

Of the 5,368 cases, 2,033 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,335 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 6,283 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 770,965 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.