16 April 2022

COVID-19 update 16 April 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 6,314 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 40,769 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 205 people with COVID-19 in hospital, eight in ICU.

Today’s report includes seven historical deaths dating back to 10 April, which were reported to WA Health yesterday. The historical deaths are a woman in her 20s, a woman in her 40’s, a woman in her 60’s, two women in their 80’s and two men their 70’s.

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                32,027           (4,872)

Goldfields                     1,048             (158)
Great Southern               504             (61)
Kimberley                     1,325             (178)
Midwest                            676            (93)
Pilbara                              988            (122)
South West                   2,501            (417)
Wheatbelt                        641            (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 (312) are yet to have a region assigned. Data will continue to be reconfigured as this information is verified.

Of the 6,314 cases, 2,677 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,637 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 6,119 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 287,652 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/Coronavirus – in 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 weekdays.