There have been 2,141 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 16,473 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a woman in her 80s and a woman in her 90s, and two men in their 70s and a man in his 80s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 237 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 11 people in ICU. Of those hospitalised, 142 people have received three or more vaccine doses and 86 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and nine have an unknown vaccination status.

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

Total case breakdown

  • 2,141 new cases today
  • 16,473 current active cases
  • 566,507 total cases
  • 503 deaths.


The latest genome sampling from 1 to 23 May has found 98.8% of samples taken were BA.2.

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

COVID testing

Yesterday, 5,439 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is an 13.8% decrease on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 1,054 PCR tests were positive, while 1,087 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 68.3% 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.