18 November 2022

COVID-19 update 18 November 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 9,065 new cases in the past week to 4pm yesterday (17/11/2022). As of 4pm yesterday, there were 5,669 active cases in Western Australia.


As at 4pm yesterday, there were a total of 179 people with COVID-19 in hospital, with 3 in ICU.


Sadly, this week’s report to 4pm yesterday includes 15 deaths, dating back to 8/8/2022, which were reported to WA Health in the last week, aged from 76 to 100 years.

Regional case data can be found here.

Total PCR tests for the timeframe were 9,586.


Total positive PCR tests for the timeframe were 2,106. Total positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) in this period were 6,959.


WA has recorded 1,198,725 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.


Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 and stay home if they’re unwell until symptoms have resolved.


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Vaccination information is available on the WA COVID-19 dashboard (external site).*


Media contact: (08) 9222 4333


* This dashboard updates at approximately 2pm AWST on weekdays.