COVID-19 update 1 August 2022

01 August 2022

COVID cases in SA

There have been 2,389 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 21,166 active cases in South Australia.

SA Health can confirm two women in their 70s, one man in his 70s, and two men in their 80s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 350 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 12 people in ICU. Of those hospitalised, 213 people have received three or more vaccine doses, 116 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 21 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 - 2,389
  • Current active cases - 21,166
  • Total cases - 711,189
  • Total deaths - 679


The latest genome sampling has found 14.8% of samples analysed were BA.2, 16.3% of samples
analysed were BA.4 and 68.1% of samples analysed were BA.5 or related variant.

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

COVID testing

Yesterday, 6,246 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 24% decrease on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 1,120 PCR tests were positive, while 1,269 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

Vaccination update

Latest vaccination data not available at time of release.

Further information

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

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For more information visit or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787.