03 March 2022

COVID-19 update 3 March 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 2,423 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 8,419 active cases in Western Australia.

Sadly, WA Health can confirm one person – a female in her 80s – who tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away in the 24-hour period to 8pm last night. Due to patient confidentiality, no further information will be released by the Department on this death.

To 8pm last night, there were 22 people with COVID-19 in hospital, none of whom were in ICU.

Total case breakdown

Region Active (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan 7,745 (2,192)
Goldfields 136 (41)
Great Southern 18 (4)
Kimberley 10 (4)
Mid West 25 (10)
Pilbara 83 (14)
South West 116 (41)
Wheatbelt 51 (18)

This data is based on the residential postcode of each case. The case may have an isolation address in another region.
The remainder of daily cases reported (99) are yet to have a region assigned. Data will continue to be reconfigured as this information is verified.

Of the 2,423 cases, 1,580 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 843 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 15,103 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 14,589 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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.