27 March 2022

COVID-19 update: 27th March 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 7,197 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 48,557 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 215 people with COVID-19 in hospital, ten in ICU.

Sadly, one death was reported yesterday, a man in his 80s; and three historical deaths over previous days were reported to WA Health yesterday.

They were a man in his 90s, a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 80s. 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                39,799             (5,917)
Goldfields                         816             (98)
Great Southern                827             (113)
Kimberley                         799             (140)
Midwest                            712             (90)
Pilbara                           1,513             (260)
South West                   1,535             (235)
Wheatbelt                         715             (95)


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

Of the 7,197 cases, 3,298 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 3,899 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 11,286 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 139,123 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/Coronavirus – 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.