WA Health is reporting a total of 6,815 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 36,491 active cases in Western Australia.
To 6pm last night, there were 455 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 20 in ICU.
Sadly, today’s report includes three deaths, dating back to 6 July, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – two women in their 90s and a man in his 80s.
Total case breakdown:
Region Active (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan 29,261 (5,417)
Goldfields 579 (110)
Great Southern 689 (140)
Kimberley 427 (102)
Midwest 692 (124)
Pilbara 1,008 (201)
South West 2,470 (434)
Wheatbelt 749 (171)
Of the 6,815 cases, 1,902 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 4,913 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.
A total of 8,904 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.
WA has recorded 1,010,424 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).
Vaccination information is available on the WA COVID-19 dashboard (external site).*
People are encouraged to make a booking via Vaccinate WA.
Media contact: (08) 9222 4333* This dashboard updates at approximately 2pm AWST on weekdays.