15 April 2022

COVID-19 update 15 April 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 7,990 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 40,731 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 197 people with COVID-19 in hospital, four in ICU.

Today’s report includes one historical death, a woman in her 90’s from 13th April, which was reported to WA Health yesterday.

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                31,905                         (6,281)
Goldfields                      1,126                            (175)
Great Southern                531                              (93)
Kimberley                      1,415                            (272)
Midwest                            730                            (125)
Pilbara                           1,043                            (185)
South West                    2,414                            (474)
Wheatbelt                         656                            (145)


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

Of the 7,990 cases, 3,481 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,509 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 11,499 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 281,400 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.