South Australia Covid update as at 20 August 2022

COVID cases in SA

There have been 851 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 7,741 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a man in his 70s, a man in his 80s, a woman in her 80s, a man in his 90s, and a man aged over 100, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away. The deaths notified since the last report occurred between 1 May 2022 and 18 August 2022.

There are 263 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including nine people in ICU, with two ventilated.

*Due to changes underway within hospital reporting systems, today’s hospitalisation numbers have been collated using an alternative reporting method, which will be in place until later this month. Associated vaccination data is not available.

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

Total case breakdown

  • New cases today – 851
  • Current active cases – 7,741
  • Total cases – 745,386
  • Total deaths – 778


The latest genome sampling has found 1% of samples analysed were BA.2, 7.4% of samples analysed were BA.4 and 90.5% 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, 5,311 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is an 8% decrease on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 456 PCR tests were positive, while 395 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

Vaccination update

Latest vaccination data not available at time of release.

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