29 April 2022

COVID-19 update 29 April 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 8,117 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 43,433 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 233 people with COVID-19 in hospital, four in ICU.

Today’s report sadly includes two historical deaths, including a man over 100 and a woman in her 80s dating back to April 26 that were reported to WA Health yesterday.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                35,262             (6,496)
Goldfields                       734                  (97)
Great Southern                685               (116)
Kimberley                       699                (107)
Midwest                            695               (115)
Pilbara                              731                (139)
South West                   2,948                (569)
Wheatbelt                        651              (114)

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

Of the 8,117 cases, 3,870 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,247 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 11,951 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 380,409 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.

ENDS

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