07 May 2022

COVID-19 update 7 May 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 9,243 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 51,860 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 275 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 11 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes 6 deaths dating back to 28th of April, reported to WA Health yesterday; a woman in her 100’s, two women in their 90’s, a man and women in their 80’s and a women in her 70’s.

Due to patient confidentiality, no further information will be released by the Department.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                42,972             (7,671)
Goldfields                         828             (162)
Great Southern                849             (131)
Kimberley                         543             (66)
Midwest                            948             (166)
Pilbara                              790            (118)
South West                   3,540             (641)
Wheatbelt                         790             (179)


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

Of the 9,243 cases, 3,391 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 5,852 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 12,184 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 442,481 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Weekly cases, hospitalisations and ICU snapshots can be viewed here: WA COVID-19 data update (health.wa.gov.au)

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.