South Australia Covid update as at 17 January 2022

There have been 3,829 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 33,703 active cases in South Australia.

There are 227 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 26 people in ICU and five requiring a ventilator.

Of those hospitalised, 125 people are fully vaccinated, 31 are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 71 have an unknown vaccination status.

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

    Total case breakdown

    • New cases today – 3,829
    • Current active cases – 33,703
    • Total cases – 71,153
    • Total deaths – 42


    Regular genome sampling is taken to monitor the levels of Omicron within South Australia. 81% 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, 1,008,968 check-ins were made using the COVID Safe Check in app.

    COVID testing

    Yesterday, 14,873 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 14% decrease on the previous 24 hours.

    Vaccination update

    Currently 93.4% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine, 89.7% have received their second dose and there were 7,118 booster shots given yesterday bringing the total booster shots to 345,751.

    If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, please seek testing as soon as possible. Find your nearest testing site at

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