24 April 2022

COVID-19 update: 24 April 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 6,085 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 44,955 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 239 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 8 in ICU.

Sadly, a teenager has died in the latest reporting cycle to 8pm last night.

Today’s report also includes two historical deaths dating back to 14th April, which were reported to WA Health yesterday. The two historical deaths include a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s. 

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                36,273             (4,865)
Goldfields                         821                (93)
Great Southern                612                   (110)
Kimberley                         936                 (110)
Midwest                            800                 (91)
Pilbara                              768                 (98)
South West                    2,825                 (363)
Wheatbelt                         700                 (102)


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

Of the 6,085 cases, 2,426 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,659 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 7,717 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 343,108 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).*

To spread the demand across clinic operating hours and to avoid excessive wait times, people are encouraged to make a booking via Vaccinate WA.


Media contact: (08) 9222 4333* This dashboard updates at approximately 2pm AWST on weekdays.