South Australia Covid update as at 3 February 2023

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 1,286 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia in the past week.

As of 11:59pm Thursday 2 February, there were 65 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including five in ICU.

Of those hospitalised, 47 people had received three or more vaccine doses, 17 people were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and one had an unknown vaccination status.

There were 14 COVID-19 deaths notified in the past week, the ages range from people in their 50s to 90s, including two deaths in people aged under 70 years. Deaths may not have occurred in the week in which they were reported.

Please note that due to a reconfiguration of the data, the total number of cases has been readjusted.

Total case breakdown


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This weekPrevious week
New cases1,286 1,494
Total cases875,164 873, 807
Total deaths1,244*1,235

*Five deaths have been removed from the total due to previously reported death found to be unrelated to COVID-19


The latest genome sampling has found 23% of samples analysed were BA.5 and related variants (of which 75% is B.Q.1), 39.5% were BA.2 and related variants (of which 88.2% is BA.2.75 and 8.8% is XBB). Other recombinant types made up 41.8% of the total variants (of which 80% were the XBF recombinant variant). No BA.4 related variants were detected.

COVID testing

In the past week, 6,909 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 21% decrease on the previous week. Of the test results returned, 505 PCR tests were positive and 781 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

Vaccination update

According to Commonwealth Government data, currently 93.7% of eligible South Australians aged 16+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 91.9% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 76.2% of eligible South Australians. Data is available from Vaccination numbers and statistics.

COVID testing sites

SA Health COVID-19 testing sites are at Bedford Park, Walkley Heights, Frome Road and some regional sites. PCR testing is available at these sites without a GP referral.

GP Respiratory Clinics will also continue to operate in metropolitan and regional areas. Go to SA Health Covid Testing

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