27 April 2022

COVID-19 update: 27 April 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 8,392 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 43,408 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 253 people with COVID-19 in hospital, nine in ICU.

Today’s report includes 10 deaths, zero in the reporting cycle to 8pm last night and 10 historical deaths, dating between 18-25 April.

The historical deaths include a man in his 90s, four men and 3 women in their 80’s, and a man and woman in their 70’s

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                35,346             (6,626)
Goldfields                       781             (167)
Great Southern                698            (151)
Kimberley                       781             (185)
Midwest                           749            (159)
Pilbara                              703             (127)
South West                   2,769             (590)
Wheatbelt                       689           (141)


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

Of the 8,392 cases, 2,687 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 5,705 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 15,105 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 363,601 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.