COVID-19 update 16 January 2022

16 January 2022

There have been 3,450 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 33,921 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm one man in his 70s and one man in his 80s, who tested positive for COVID-19 passed away in metropolitan Adelaide.

There are 220 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 26 people in ICU and six requiring a ventilator.

Of those hospitalised, 120 people are fully vaccinated, 30 are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 70 have an unknown vaccination status.

Total case breakdown

  • New cases today - 3,450
  • Current active cases - 33,921
  • Total cases - 67,716
  • Total deaths - 40


Regular genome sampling is taken to monitor the levels of Omicron within South Australia. 81% 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, 1,400,000 check-ins were made using the COVID Safe Check in app.

COVID testing

Yesterday, 17,280 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 6.6% percent decrease on the previous 24 hours.

Vaccination update

Currently 93.4% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine, 89.6% have received their second dose and there were 9,625 booster shots given yesterday bring the total booster shots to 338,633.

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

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