South Australia Covid update as at 24 January 2022

There have been 2,009 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 27,991 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a woman in her 40s and a man in his 70s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 294 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 29 people in ICU and six people requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 170 people are fully vaccinated, 44 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 80 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 – 2,009
    • Current active cases – 27,991
    • Total cases – 90,512
    • Total deaths – 69


    Regular genome sampling is taken to monitor the levels of Omicron within South Australia. 95% 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, 947,281 check-ins were made using the COVID Safe Check in app.

    COVID testing

    Yesterday, 9,756 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 20.8% decrease on the previous 24 hours.

    Vaccination update

    Currently 93.9% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine, 90.3% have received their second dose and there were 7,218 booster shots given yesterday bringing the total booster shots to 470,715.

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

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