23 March 2022

COVID 19 update 23 March 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 8,429 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 40,695 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 194 people with COVID-19 in hospital, nine in ICU.

Sadly, a male in his nineties with COVID-19 has passed away on Monday but was reported to WA Health yesterday. Due to patient confidentiality, no further information will be released by the Department on this death.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                34,409             (6,992)
Goldfields                         619             (145)
Great Southern                616             (132)
Kimberley                         477             (131)
Midwest                            481             (116)
Pilbara                              916             (228)
South West                   1,096             (252)
Wheatbelt                         518             (105)


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

Of the cases, 3,750 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4679 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 17,552 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 107,870 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 weekdays2pm AWST on weekdays.