08 June 2022

COVID-19 update: 8 June 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 7,720 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 38,293 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 283 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 15 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes eight new deaths dating back to 19 April which were reported to WA Health yesterday; a woman over 100, a woman and man in their 90s, a woman and man in their 80s, and three men 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                30,916              (6,173)
Goldfields                         573              (128)
Great Southern               814           (163)
Kimberley                         385              (82)
Midwest                         1,031              (226)
Pilbara                              698             (127)
South West                   2,607              (530)
Wheatbelt                         809             (178)


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

Of the 7,720 cases, 2,265 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 5,455 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 11,981 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 789,196 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.