05 March 2022

COVID-19 update 5 March 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 2,289 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 10,866 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 28 people with COVID-19 in hospital, none of whom were in ICU.

Total case breakdown

Region Active (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan 10,005 (2,059)
Goldfields 130 (21)
Great Southern 26 (8)
Kimberley 6 (2)
Mid West 39 (8)
Pilbara 93 (22)
South West 169 (46)
Wheatbelt 62 (18)

This data is based on the residential postcode of each case. The case may have an isolation address in another region.
The remainder of daily cases reported (105) are yet to have a region assigned. Data will continue to be reconfigured as this information is verified.

Of the 2,289 cases, 1,504 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 785 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 13,286 people received PCR tests at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 18,931 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).*

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.