South Australia Covid update as at 8 January 2022

There have been 4,274 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 25,877 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a woman in her 50s, two women in their 90s, one man in his 60s and one man in his 70s who tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away.

There are 164 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 16 people in ICU and two requiring a ventilator.

Of those hospitalised, 93 people are fully vaccinated, 11 are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 60 have an unknown vaccination status.

    Total case breakdown

    • New cases today – 4,274
    • Current active cases – 25,877
    • Total cases – 35,786
    • Deaths – 15


    Regular genome sampling is taken to monitor the levels of Omicron within South Australia. Eighty one percent 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, 1.6 million were used using the COVID Safe Check in app.

    COVID testing

    Yesterday, 24,784 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 21% percent increase on the previous 24 hours.

    Vaccination update

    Currently 92.9% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine, 88.8% have received their second dose and there were 15,915 booster shots given yesterday bringing the total booster shots to 231,081.

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