26 May 2022

COVID-19 update: 26 May 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 11,832 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 73,397 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 312 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 6 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes two deaths, which date back to 20th May and were reported to WA Health yesterday; a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s.

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

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                58,880               (9,631)
Goldfields                      1,273                  (171)
Great Southern             1,634                  (222)
Kimberley                         553                    (77)
Midwest                         1,555                  (277)
Pilbara                           1,254                  (198)
South West                   5,764                  (874)
Wheatbelt                      1,744                  (253)


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

Of the 11,832 cases, 4,395 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 7437 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 13,374 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 695,963 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).*

People are encouraged to make a booking via Vaccinate WA.


Media contact: (08) 9222 4333* This dashboard updates at approximately 2pm AWST on weekdays.