South Australia Covid update as at 17 May 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 3,773 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 26,310 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a woman in her 80s and a woman in her 90s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 246 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including seven people in ICU, with three of those requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 126 people had received three or more vaccine doses and 120 people are either unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.

Due to a reconfiguration of the data, the total number of cases has been readjusted.

    Total case breakdown

    • New cases today – 3,773
    • Current active cases – 26,310
    • Total cases – 468,607
    • Total deaths – 405


    The latest genome sampling from 1 to 7 May has found 100% of samples taken were BA.2.

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

    COVID testing

    Yesterday, 8,873 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 4.2% decrease on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 1,751 PCR tests were positive, while 2,022 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

    Vaccination update

    Currently 95.7% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 93.7% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 72.2% of eligible South Australians and 66.6% of South Australians aged 16+.

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

    Find your nearest testing site at

    /Public Release. View in full here.