29 May 2022

COVID-19 update 29 May 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 7,100 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 62,604 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 315 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 8 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes seven deaths, dating back to the 9th of April which were reported to WA Health yesterday: a man in his 60s, a man and a woman in their 70s, a man in his 80s, and two men and a women in their 90s.

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                50,233            (5,686)
Goldfields                         1,049                 (147)
Great Southern              1,347                (144)
Kimberley                             502                      (51)
Midwest                           1,365                 (158)
Pilbara                             1,165                (151)
South West                    4,785                 (532)
Wheatbelt                       1,439                (150)


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

Of the 7,100 cases, 2,523 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,577 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 7,627 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 721,110 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.