12 March 2022

COVID-19 update 12 March 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 4,300 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 22,757 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 103 people with COVID-19 in hospital, five in ICU.

Total case breakdown

Region                        Active (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                19,975    (3,645)
Goldfields                         246      (41)
Great Southern                137       (35)
Kimberley                           65       (28)
Midwest                            177       (57)
Pilbara                              388       (145)
South West                      559     (123)
Wheatbelt                         249      (39)


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

Of the 4,300 cases, 2,339 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 1,961 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 11,519 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 43,474 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).*

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.