19 April 2022

COVID-19 update 19 April 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 6,107 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 39,951 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 247 people with COVID-19 in hospital, six in ICU.

No deaths were reported in the current reporting period to 8pm last night.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                31,677             (4,726)
Goldfields                       908               (149)
Great Southern                456                 (85)
Kimberley                    1,042                (155)
Midwest                           689                 (142)
Pilbara                              803                (98
South West                   2,497                (380)
Wheatbelt                       615               (114)


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

Of the 6,107 cases, 1,520 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,587 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 9,825 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 303,621 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.