South Australia Covid update as at 9 December 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 9,986 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia in the past week.

As of 11:59pm Thursday 8 December, there were 7,227 active cases in South Australia and 164 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including seven in ICU.

Of those hospitalised, 115 people had received three or more vaccine doses, 41 people were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and eight had an unknown vaccination status.

There were 35 COVID-19 deaths notified in the past week, the ages range from people in their 60s to 90s, including three 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 cases9,9869,684
Current active cases7,2276,914
Total cases830,702820,092
Total deaths1,109*1,078

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


The latest genome sampling has found 60% of samples analysed were BA.5 and related variants (of which 44% is B.Q.1), 27% were BA.2 and related variants (of which 83% is BA.2.75 and 6% is XBB), and no BA.4 and related variants were detected.

COVID testing

In the past week, 24,347 people received a PCR test in South Australia, an 8% decrease on the previous week. Of the test results returned, 4,370 PCR tests were positive, while 5,616 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

Vaccination update

Currently 96.5% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 94.6% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 75.6% of eligible South Australians and 71.6% of South Australians aged 16+.

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