There have been 3,707 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 24,901 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 90s who tested positive for COVID-19 passed away in metropolitan Adelaide. The women acquired COVID-19 in South Australia.

There are 144 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 16 people in ICU and one requiring a ventilator.

Of those hospitalised, 87 people are fully vaccinated, 14 are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 43 have an unknown vaccination status.

As at 7 January 2021 more than 100 aged care facilities in SA have reported positive COVID-19 cases, with over 300 positive staff members 260 positive residents across all sites.

Due to a reconfiguration of the data, seven cases from yesterday have been removed from the total number of cases.

South Australia COVID-19 total cases

  • 3,707 new cases today
  • 24,901 active cases
  • 31,513 confirmed cases in total
  • 10 COVID-19 related deaths


Regular genome sampling is taken to monitor the levels of Omicron within South Australia. Eighty one percent of samples taken returned an Omicron result. (This figure will be updated as results are received, noting results are not reported daily.)

COVID SAfe Check-In

Yesterday, 1,620,678 check-ins were made using the COVID Safe Check in app.

COVID testing

Yesterday, 20,489 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 6.9% percent increase on the previous 24 hours.

Vaccination update

  • 92.8% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine
  • 88.7% have received their second dose
  • 16,548 booster shots given yesterday bring the total booster shots to 215,166.

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.