24 March 2022

COVID-19 update 24 March 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 8,616 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 42,988 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 209 people with COVID-19 in hospital, nine in ICU.

Sadly, a female in her eighties with COVID-19 passed away on Wednesday. Six additional historical deaths dating back to 11 March were reported to WA Health yesterday. They comprise of a female in her fifties, a male in his forties, two males in their sixties, a male in his seventies and a male in his nineties. 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                35,866             (6,914)
Goldfields                         703             (156)
Great Southern                717             (165)
Kimberley                         565             (156)
Midwest                            563             (154)
Pilbara                           1,084             (297)
South West                   1,251             (299)
Wheatbelt                         581             (139)


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

Of the cases, 3,848 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,768 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 18,288 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 116,423 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.