12 April 2022

COVID19 update 12 April 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 6,349 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 40,169 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 236 people with COVID-19 in hospital, seven in ICU.

Today’s report includes three historical deaths dating back to 6th of April, which were reported to WA Health yesterday. The three historical deaths are a woman in her 80s, a woman in her 60s, and a man in his 30s.

Due to patient confidentiality, no further information will be released by the Department on these deaths.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                29,834             (4,782)
Goldfields                     1,170             (205)
Great Southern                573             (97)
Kimberley                     1,575             (262)
Midwest                            832             (129)
Pilbara                           1,156             (189)
South West                   2,066             (366)
Wheatbelt                         687             (101)


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

Of the 6,349 cases, 1,989 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,360 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 14,079 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 257,997 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Weekly cases, hospitalisations and ICU snapshots can be viewed here: https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirusin the ‘Further information, advice and resources’ section (WA COVID-19 data update) at the bottom of the page.

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