20 March 2022

COVID-19 update 20 March 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 5,626 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 36,960 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 155 people with COVID-19 in hospital, three in ICU.

Total case breakdown

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                31,759             (4,775)
Goldfields                         509             (81)
Great Southern                399             (88)
Kimberley                         370             (75)
Midwest                            375             (51)
Pilbara                              725             (118)
South West                      886             (123)
Wheatbelt                         406             (64)


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

Of the 5,626 cases, 2,829 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 2,797 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 10,661 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 86,991 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Weekly cases, hospitalisations and ICU snapshots can be viewed via the COVID-19 (coronavirus) page – in 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.