21 March 2022

COVID-19 update 21 March 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 5,566 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 38,140 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 163 people with COVID-19 in hospital, four in ICU.

Total case breakdown

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                32,693             (4,759)
Goldfields                         561            (83)
Great Southern                465            (91)
Kimberley                         372             (37)
Midwest                            385            (37)
Pilbara                              782             (121)
South West                     935             (154)
Wheatbelt                         429          (70)


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

Of the 5,566 cases, 2,013 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,553 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 11,073 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 92,431 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Weekly cases, hospitalisations and ICU snapshots can be viewed here: https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirusin the ‘Further information, advice and resources’ section (WA COVID-19 data update) at the bottom of the page.

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).*

To spread the demand across clinic operating hours and to avoid excessive wait times, people are encouraged to make a booking via Vaccinate WA.


Media contact: (08) 9222 4333* This dashboard updates at approximately 2pm AWST on weekdays.