There have been 3,493 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 19,250 active cases in South Australia.

One-hundred-and-twenty-five people with COVID-19 are currently hospitalised, including 12 people in ICU and one requiring a ventilator.

Of those hospitalised, 75 people are fully vaccinated, 37 are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 13 have an unknown vaccination status.

As at 5 January 2021 more than 100 aged care facilities in SA have reported positive COVID-19 cases, with over 200 positive staff members and almost 200 positive residents across all sites.

South Australia COVID-19 total cases

  • 3,493 new cases today
  • 19,250 active cases
  • 24,745 confirmed cases in total
  • 8 COVID-19 related deaths
  • 21,097 tests yesterday

All South Australians who have symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested on the day symptoms appear. Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills (in the absence of an alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
  • An acute respiratory infection eg, cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath
  • Loss of smell or alteration in the sense of taste
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting.

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.

South Australian vaccination update

Currently 92.6% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine, 88.2% have received their second dose and there were 14,134 booster shots given yesterday bring the total booster shots to 181,000.

South Australians can check their eligibility and locate a vaccination provider by using the Commonwealth Government vaccine eligibility checker.

For more information visit www.covidvaccine.sa.gov.au.

SA COVID-19 Information Line 1800 253 787 or visit sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019