26 August 2022

COVID-19 update 26 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 1,429 new cases to 4pm last night. There are currently 8,492 active cases in Western Australia.

Latest figures from overnight show, there were 225 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 7 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes one death, dating back to 23 August, which was reported to WA Health yesterday – a man in his 70s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active           (new to 4pm last night)
Metropolitan                 6,537                      (1,124)
Goldfields                       133                          (24)
Great Southern               263                         (39)
Kimberley                       120                          (13)
Midwest                         266                           (26)
Pilbara                           183                           (26)
South West                    642                           (98)
Wheatbelt                      222                           (55)


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

Of the 1,429 cases, 489 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 940 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 3,650 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,123,826 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.