10 May 2022

COVID-19 update 10 May 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 12,390 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 61,775 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 286 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 8 in ICU.

Today’s report sadly includes six deaths dating back to 11th of April reported to WA Health to 8pm yesterday; two women in their 80s, a man in his 80s, a man in his 70s and two women in their 60s.

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

Total case breakdown:
Region Active (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan 51,309 (10,037)
Goldfields       994 (224)
Great Southern 1,031     (234)
Kimberley 499             (110)
Midwest 1,120      (246)
Pilbara 819            (166)
South West 4,331     (1,002)
Wheatbelt     1,060             (258)

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

Of the 12,390 cases, 2,879 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 9,511 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 19,821 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 473,909 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.