19 May 2023

COVID-19 update 19 May 2023

WA Health is reporting a total of 4,092 new cases in the past week to 4pm yesterday (18 May 2023). As of 4pm yesterday, there were 2,445 active cases in Western Australia.


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


Sadly, this week’s report to 4pm yesterday includes five deaths, dating back to 16 April 2023, which were reported to WA Health in the past week, aged from 84 to 95 years.


Regional case data can be found here.


Total PCR tests for the timeframe were 4,848.


Total positive PCR tests for the timeframe were 503. Total positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) in this period were 3,589.


WA has recorded 1,330,162 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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