09 December 2022

COVID-19 update 9 December 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 12,383 new cases in the past week to 4pm yesterday 8 December 2022. As of 4pm yesterday, there were 7,146 active cases in Western Australia.

As at 4pm yesterday, there were a total of 216 people with COVID-19 in hospital, with 7 in ICU.

Please note 635 COVID-19 cases diagnosed onboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise vessel are included in cases reported on Monday 5th December.

Sadly, this week’s report to 4pm yesterday includes 26 deaths, dating back to 18 July 2022, which were reported to WA Health in the last week, aged from 59 to 98 years.

Regional case data can be found here.

Total PCR tests for the timeframe were 9,801.

Total positive PCR tests for the timeframe were 2,550. Total positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) in this period were 9,833.

WA has recorded 1,233,271 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly encouraged to stay home if they’re unwell, and until symptoms have resolved.

COVID-19 vaccinations

WA population: COVID-19 vaccination coverage
Dose Coverage
Fourth dose (30+) 33.8%
Third dose (16+) 84.1%
Second dose (12+) >95%
First dose (12+) >95%

Media contact: (08) 9222 4333