06 March 2022

COVID-19 update: 6 March 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 2,270 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 12,260 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 26 people with COVID-19 in hospital, none of whom were in ICU.

Total case breakdown

Region                        Active (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                11,190 (1,986)
Goldfields                    135 (14)
Great Southern           29 (4)
Kimberley                    7 (2)
Mid West                     48 (11)
Pilbara                         113 (35)
South West                 196 (38)
Wheatbelt                    81 (23)


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

Of the 2,270 cases, 1,404 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 866 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 7,953 people received PCR tests at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 21,176 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.