17/06/2022

There have been 2,807 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 16,345 active cases in South Australia.

Tragically, SA Health can confirm a child under the age of three who tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away. The cause of the death is currently being determined following a referral to the Coroner as per standard process.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm two women in their 40s, a woman in her 50s, a man in his 40s, and a man in his 80s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 210 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including five people in ICU. Of those hospitalised, 127 people have received three or more vaccine doses, 78 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and five have an unknown vaccination status.

Due to a reconfiguration of the data, the total number of cases has been readjusted.

Total case breakdown

  • 2,807 new cases today
  • 16,345 current active cases
  • 559,972 total cases
  • 496 deaths.

Variants

The latest genome sampling has found 83.7% of samples taken were BA.2.

This figure will be updated as results are received, noting results are not reported daily.

COVID testing

Yesterday 9,190 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is an 1.2% increase on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 1,628 PCR tests were positive, while 1,179 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

Vaccination update

  • 95.8% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine
  • 93.9% have received their second dose
  • 72.9% of eligible South Australians have received a booster dose and 68.2% of South Australians aged 16+

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, please seek testing as soon as possible.

Find your nearest testing site at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtesting. For more information visit https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/ or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787.