Western Australia Covid update as 9 August

WA Health is reporting a total of 2,965 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 17,306 active cases in Western Australia.

Latest figures from overnight show, there were 358 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 11 in ICU.

Total case breakdown:

Region Active (new to 6pm last night)

Metropolitan 13,720 (2,308)

Goldfields 419 (94)

Great Southern 446 (95)

Kimberley 234 (37)

Midwest 376 (71)

Pilbara 478 (61)

South West 1,048 (196)

Wheatbelt 353 (66)


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

Of the 2,965 cases, 714 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 2,251 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 6,762 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,09,607 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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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