08/01/2022

There have been 4,274 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 25,877 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a woman in her 50s, two women in their 90s, one man in his 60s and one man in his 70s who tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away.

There are 164 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 16 people in ICU and two requiring a ventilator.

Of those hospitalised, 93 people are fully vaccinated, 11 are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 60 have an unknown vaccination status.

South Australia COVID-19 total cases

  • 4,274 new cases today
  • 25,877 active cases
  • 35,786 confirmed cases in total
  • 15 COVID-19 related deaths

Variants

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, 1.6 million check-ins were made using the COVID Safe Check in app.

COVID testing

Yesterday, 24,784 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 21% percent increase on the previous 24 hours.

Vaccination update

  • 92.9% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine
  • 88.8% have received their second dose
  • 15,915 booster shots given yesterday bring the total booster shots to 231,081.

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.