19 March 2022

COVID-19 update 19 March 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 5,838 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 35,008 active cases in Western Australia.

Sadly, three men (aged in their 40s, 60s and 90s) and a woman in her 60s who tested positive to COVID-19 have passed away. The man in his 90s died on Thursday but was reported to WA Health yesterday. Due to patient confidentiality, no further information will be released by the Department on these deaths.

To 8pm last night, there were 147 people with COVID-19 in hospital, four in ICU.

Total case breakdown

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                30,215             (5,012)
Goldfields                         467             (85)
Great Southern                318             (82)
Kimberley                         336             (62)
Midwest                            354             (58)
Pilbara                              653             (139)
South West                      866             (160)
Wheatbelt                         382             (70)


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

Of the 5,838 cases, 2,605 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,233 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 14,044 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 81,395 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Weekly cases, hospitalisations and ICU snapshots can be viewed via the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pagein 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 weekdays.