South Australia Covid update as at 10 August 2022

COVID cases in SA

There have been 1,881 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 13,133 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm nine people who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away. The deaths include two women in their 70s, two women in their 80s, two women in their 90s, one man in his 70s and two men in their 90s. The deaths notified since the last report occurred between 21 May 2022 to 9 August 2022.

There are 351 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including six people in ICU and two of those ventilated. Of those hospitalised, 180 people have received three or more vaccine doses, 93 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and six have an unknown vaccination status.

*Due to changes underway within hospital reporting systems, today’s hospitalisation numbers and associated vaccination status have been collated using an alternative reporting method, and will be in place until later this month.

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

Total case breakdown

  • New cases today – 1,881
  • Current active cases – 13,133
  • Total cases – 732,008
  • Total deaths – 732


The latest genome sampling has found 11.3% of samples analysed were BA.2, 11.3% of samples analysedwere BA.4 and 75.3% of samples analysed were BA.5 or related variant.

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

COVID testing

Yesterday, 8,771 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 34.1% increase on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 989 PCR tests were positive, while 892 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

Vaccination update

Currently 96.1% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 94.2% havereceived their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 74.7% ofeligible South Australiansand 70.3% of South Australians aged 16+.

*Yesterday’s vaccination data is provided as the latest data was not available at the time of publishing.

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