South Australia Covid update as at 23 September 2022

COVID cases in SA

There have been 3,037 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia in the past week.

As of 11:59pm Thursday 22 September, there were 2,135 active cases in South Australia and 50 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including six in ICU.

Of those hospitalised, 32 people had received three or more vaccine doses, 14 people were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and four had an unknown vaccination status.

There were 23 COVID-19 deaths notified in the past week, with the ages ranging from people in their sixties to people aged over 100, including two deaths in people aged under 70 years. Deaths may not have occurred in the week in which they were reported.

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

Total case breakdown


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This weekPrevious week
New cases3,0373,631
Current active cases2,1352,624
Total cases765,857762,643
Total deaths929907

*One death has been removed from the total due to death found to be unrelated to COVID-19


The latest genome sampling has found 13.5% of samples analysed were BA.4 and 84.3% of samples analysed were BA.5 or related variant.

COVID testing

In the past week, 20,180 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 17% decrease on the previous week. Of the test results returned, 1,288 PCR tests were positive, while 1,749 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

Vaccination update

Currently 96.3% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 94.4% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administeredto 75.1% of eligible South Australians and 71.1% of South Australiansaged 16+.

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

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