28 July 2022

COVID-19 update 1 August 2022

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WA Health is reporting a total of 2,816 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 24,949 active cases in Western Australia. For more information, please call the WA Health media line on (08) 9222 4333.

COVID-19 update: 1 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 2,816 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 24,949 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 411 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 13 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes one death, which was reported to WA Health yesterday – dating back to 15 July – a woman in her 60s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                19,974           (2,210)
Goldfields                    486                (47)
Great Southern            566               (84)
Kimberley                    396               (37)
Midwest                       451               (59)
Pilbara                         600               (86)
South West                1,614              (183)
Wheatbelt                    462               (44)

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

Of the 2,816 cases, 804 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 2,012 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 3,148 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,067,731 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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).*

People are encouraged to make a booking via Vaccinate WA.

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