13 March 2022

COVID-19 update 13 March 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 3,602 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 24,126 active cases in Western Australia.

Sadly, WA Health can confirm one person – a female in her 80s – who tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away. Due to patient confidentiality, no further information will be released by the Department on this death.

To 8pm last night, there were 122 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 5 in ICU.

Total case breakdown

Region                        Active (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                21,165    (3,157)
Goldfields                         267      (31)
Great Southern                153       (18)
Kimberley                           88       (25)
Midwest                            191       (26)
Pilbara                              345       (48)
South West                      615       (89)
Wheatbelt                         260      (29)


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

Of the 3,602 cases, 1,745 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 1,857 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 9,222 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 46,986 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.