28 May 2022

COVID-19 update 28 May 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 8,665 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 65,916 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 305 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 7 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes seven deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday: a man in his 30s, two men in their 60s, two men in their 70s and two women in their 80s.

WA Health has also reclassified the deaths of a man in his 90s and a man in his 80s as non-COVID related deaths. The men were previously reported to have died with COVID-19.

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

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                52,904            (6,888)
Goldfields                      1,092               (135)
Great Southern             1,421                (188)
Kimberley                         520                              (65)
Midwest                         1,420                            (220)
Pilbara                           1,184                            (165)
South West                    5,080                            (650)
Wheatbelt                      1,528                            (214)


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

Of the 8,665 cases, 3,244 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 5,421 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 11,125 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 714,222 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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.