09 May 2022

COVID-19 update 9 May 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 10,394 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 58,640 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 279 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 6 in ICU.

Total case breakdown:
Region Active (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan 48,843 (8,723)
Goldfields       919 (148)
Great Southern 948     (178)
Kimberley 520             (70)
Midwest 1,050      (177)
Pilbara 805            (105)
South West 3,981     (701)
Wheatbelt     949             (183)

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

Of the 10,394 cases, 3,088 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 7,306 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 9,560 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 461,553 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.