09/01/2022

There have been 4,506 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 27,762 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a man in his 90s, who tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away.

There are 176 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 18 people in ICU and two requiring a ventilator. Of the people hospitalised, 102 are fully vaccinated, 14 are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 60 have an unknown vaccination status.

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

South Australia COVID-19 total cases

  • 4,506 new cases today
  • 27,762 active cases
  • 40,294 confirmed cases in total
  • 16 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, 1,403,968 check-ins were made using the COVID Safe Check in app.

COVID testing

Yesterday, 23,478 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 5.27% decrease on the previous 24 hours.

Vaccination update

  • 92.9% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine
  • 88.9% have received their second dose
  • 9,516 booster shots given yesterday bring the total booster shots to 240,597.

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.