South Australia Covid update as at 21 January 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 3,023 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 31,582 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm two women in their 80s, a woman over the age of 100, a man in his 30s, a man in 80s and a man in 90s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 298 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 33 people in ICU and seven people requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 179 people are fully vaccinated, 46 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 73 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 – 3,023
    • Current active cases – 31,582
    • Total cases – 83,237
    • Total deaths – 64


    Regular genome sampling is taken to monitor the levels of Omicron within South Australia. 95% 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, 1,468,333 check-ins were made using the COVID Safe Check in app.

    COVID testing

    Yesterday, 14,683 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 2% decrease on the previous 24 hours.

    Vaccination update

    Currently 93.8% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine, 90.1% have received their second dose and there were 19,586 booster shots given yesterday bringing the total booster shots to 434,391.

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

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