05 May 2022

COVID-19 update 5 May 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 10,182 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 46,664 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 271 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 9 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes 6 deaths dating back to 28th of March, reported to WA Health yesterday; three women in their 90s, a man in his 90s, a woman in her 80s and a man in his 80s.

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

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                38,544             (8,498)
Goldfields                         760             (182)
Great Southern                752             (180)
Kimberley                         580             (109)
Midwest                            815             (188)
Pilbara                              768             (156)
South West                   3,143             (625)
Wheatbelt                         681             (157)


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

Of the 10,182 cases, 4,113 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 6,069 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 12,911 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 425,704 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Weekly cases, hospitalisations and ICU snapshots can be viewed here: WA COVID-19 data update (health.wa.gov.au)

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.