Western Australia Covid update as at 14 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 1,559 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 14,101 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 298 people with COVID-19 in hospital, eight in ICU.

Total case breakdown:

Region Active (new to 6pm last night)

Metropolitan 11,075 (1,272)

Goldfields 326 (25)

Great Southern 428 (32)

Kimberley 161 (14)

Midwest 324 (34)

Pilbara 292 (24)

South West 967 (111)

Wheatbelt 320 (30)

Notes:

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

Of the 1,559 cases, 550 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 1,009 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 3,417 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,104,060 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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