04 May 2022

COVID-19 update 4 May 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 9,782 new cases to 8pm last night. There are currently 44,868 active cases in Western Australia.

To 8pm last night, there were 242 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 10  in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes two historical deaths dating back to 12 April and 30 April, which were reported to WA Health yesterday — a woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s.

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

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active             (new to 8pm last night)
Metropolitan                36,747             (7,971)
Goldfields                         725             (158)
Great Southern                693             (149)
Kimberley                         607             (106)
Midwest                            754             (177)
Pilbara                              720            (117)
South West                   3,130             (667)
Wheatbelt                         641             (117)


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

Of the 9,782 cases, 4,004 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 5,778 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total 13,501 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 415,563 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.