Western Australia Covid update as at 5 July 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 5,234 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 29,825 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 238 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 9 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes one death, which was reported to WA Health yesterday – a man in his 80s.

Total case breakdown:

Region Active (new to 6pm last night)

Metropolitan 24,798 (4,234)

Goldfields 429 (96)

Great Southern 520 (82)

Kimberley 234 (43)

Midwest 635 (122)

Pilbara 556 (108)

South West 1,632 (296)

Wheatbelt 592 (107)

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

Of the 5,234 cases, 1,292 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,942 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 7,740 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 927,599 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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