24 February 2023

COVID19 update 24 February 2023

WA Health is reporting a total of 2,278 new cases in the past week to 4pm yesterday (Thursday, 23 February 2023). As of 4pm yesterday, there were 1,338 active cases in Western Australia.

As at 4pm yesterday, there were a total of 74 people with COVID-19 in hospital, with two in ICU.


Sadly, this week’s report to 4pm yesterday includes two deaths, dating back to 11 February 2023, which were reported to WA Health in the past week, aged from 78 to 80 years.

Regional case data can be found here.

Total PCR tests for the timeframe were 3,600.


Total positive PCR tests for the timeframe were 529. Total positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) in this period were 1,745.


WA has recorded 1,291,077 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.

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