COVID-19 Update August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 3,239 new cases as of 6pm last night. There are currently 20,872 active cases in Western Australia.

As of 6 p.m. last night, there were 351 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 14 in the intensive care unit.

Unfortunately, today’s report includes a death that was reported to WA Health yesterday – as far back as July 31 – a man in his 40s.

Overall division of cases:

Region Active (new until 6pm last night)
Metropolitan 16,683 (2,607)
Goldfields 409 (65)
Great Southern 495 (60)
Kimberley 274 (42)
Midwest 412 (56)
Pilbara 571 (102)
Southwest 1,303 (183)
Wheatbelt 436 (71)


  1. This data is based on the residential postcode in each case. The case may have an isolation address in another region.
  2. The remaining reported daily cases (53) are missing one more region. Data will continue to be reconfigured as this information is confirmed.

Of the 3,239 cases, 1,107 were confirmed via PCR testing, the remaining 2,132 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 6,257 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,082,485 cases since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anyone experiencing symptoms should be tested immediately and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. Visit the HealthyWA website for a complete list testing clinics and opening hours (external site).

COVID-19 vaccinations

Vaccination information is available at WA COVID-19 dashboard (external site).*

People are encouraged to make a booking through Vaccinat WA.

Media contact: (08) 9222 4333* This dashboard is updated approximately at 14:00 AWST on weekdays.

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