18 June 2022

COVID-19 update 18 June 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 4,052 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 32,666 active cases in Western Australia.

Please note this report from here on will be for reporting period to 6pm, aligning to other jurisdictions.

To 6pm last night, there were 277 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 13 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes one death – a woman in her 40s – dating back to 6 June which was reported to WA Health yesterday.

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                26,563                (3,223)
Goldfields                         548                     (70)
Great Southern                624                     (84)
Kimberley                         196                     (34)
Midwest                            939                   (120)
Pilbara                              492                     (66)
South West                    2,153                   (325)
Wheatbelt                         706                     (84)


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

Of the 4,052 cases, 1,271 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 2,781 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 6,369 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 847,823 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.