Western Australia Covid update as 22 May

WA Health is reporting a total of 11,557 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 90,651 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 326 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 11 in ICU.

Total case breakdown:

Region Active (new to 8pm last night)

Metropolitan 72,865 (9,259)

Goldfields 1,613 (213)

Great Southern 2,050 (274)

Kimberley 593 (66)

Midwest 1,892 (218)

Pilbara 1,382 (194)

South West 7,249 (928)

Wheatbelt 2,187 (288)


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

Of the 11,557 cases, 3,801 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 7,756 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 9,331 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 650,198 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).*

People are encouraged to make a booking via Vaccinate WA.

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