29 March 2022

COVID-19 update 29 March 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 8,910 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 49,796 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 219 people with COVID-19 in hospital, six in ICU.

There has been one new death recorded today, a woman in her 80s.

Today’s report also includes five historical deaths from preceding days that were reported to WA Health yesterday, three men in their 80s, a man and woman in their 70s.

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                40,557             (7,082)
Goldfields                         891            (201)
Great Southern                849            (170)
Kimberley                         965             (210)
Midwest                            769            (178)
Pilbara                           1,595             (275)
South West                   1,755             (362)
Wheatbelt                         711           (120)


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

Of the 8,910 cases, 2820 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 6,090 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 19,987 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 154,901 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.