22 March 2022

COVID-19 update 22 March 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 7,075 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 38,742 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 180 people with COVID-19 in hospital, six in ICU.

Sadly, one woman in her 80’s who tested positive to COVID-19 has passed away on Sunday, but was reported to WA Health yesterday. Due to patient confidentiality, no further information will be released by the Department on these deaths.

Total case breakdown

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                32,958           (5,881)
Goldfields                         562           (113)
Great Southern                546           (144)
Kimberley                         407          (96)
Midwest                            442          (118)
Pilbara                              813          (145)
South West                      1,014        (219)
Wheatbelt                         474          (102)


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

Of the 7,075 cases, 2,213 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,862 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 17,959 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 99,467 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 weekdays.