Western Australia Covid update as at 5 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 3,239 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 20,872 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 351 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 14 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes one death, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – dating back to 31 July – a man in his 40s.

Total case breakdown:

Region Active (new to 6pm last night)

Metropolitan 16,683 (2,607)

Goldfields 409 (65)

Great Southern 495 (60)

Kimberley 274 (42)

Midwest 412 (56)

Pilbara 571 (102)

South West 1,303 (183)

Wheatbelt 436 (71)


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

Of the 3,239 cases, 1,107 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 2,132 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 6,257 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,082,485 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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