31 March 2022

COVID-19 update: 31 March 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 9,727 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 52,533 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 219 people with COVID-19 in hospital, seven in ICU.

Today’s report also includes three historical deaths from preceding days, with one dating back to 27 March, which were reported to WA Health yesterday, a man in his 60s, a woman in her 40s and a woman in her 90s.

Due to patient confidentiality, no further information will be released by the Department on these deaths.

Total case breakdown

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                42,268             (7,593)
Goldfields                         986            (197)
Great Southern                845            (137)
Kimberley                      1,295             (349)
Midwest                           878             (171)
Pilbara                           1,657             (284)
South West                   2,140             (485)
Wheatbelt                        726            (149)


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

Of the 9,727 cases, 4,063 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 5,664 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 17,787 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 174,206 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.