South Australia Covid update as at 28 January 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 1,846 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 24,612 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a man in his 80s and four women in their 80s who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 285 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 24 people in ICU and four people requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 170 people are fully vaccinated, 45 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 70 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 – 1,846
    • Current active cases – 24,612
    • Total cases – 100,234
    • Total deaths – 105


    Regular genome sampling is taken to monitor the levels of Omicron within South Australia. 97% of samples taken returned an Omicron result.

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

    COVID testing

    Yesterday, 9,167 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 10.4% decrease on the previous 24 hours.

    Vaccination update

    Currently 94.1% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 90.6% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 55.5% of eligible South Australians and 37.6% of South Australians aged 18+.

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

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