15 May 2022

COVID-19 update 15 May 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 12,399 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 88,238 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 294 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 10 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes four deaths dating back to 30 April reported to WA Health to 8pm yesterday; two men in their 90s, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 90s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                72,684             (10,299)
Goldfields                    1,504               (171)
Great Southern            1,702               (281)
Kimberley                    613                  (76)
Midwest                       1,483               (186)
Pilbara                         917                  (116)
South West                  6,634               (903)
Wheatbelt                    1,958               (273)


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

Of the 12,399 cases, 4,505were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 7,894 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 10,648 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 548,467cases 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.