28 March 2022

COVID-19 update 28 March 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 7,288 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 49,406 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 210 people with COVID-19 in hospital, nine in ICU.

Total case breakdown

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                40,482             (5,895)
Goldfields                         818                  (93)
Great Southern                838                 (115)
Kimberley                         871                 (138)
Midwest                            753                 (102)
Pilbara                           1,590                 (215)
South West                   1,640                  (308)
Wheatbelt                         712                   (91)


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

Of the 7,288 cases, 2,590 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,698 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 11,494 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 146,070 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.