COVID-19 update 16 September 2022

16 September 2022

COVID cases in SA

There have been 3,631 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia in the past week.

As of 11:59pm Thursday 15 September, there were 2,624 active cases in South Australia and 55 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including four in ICU.

Of those hospitalised, 38 people had received three or more vaccine doses, 16 people were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and one had an unknown vaccination status.

There were 58 COVID-19 deaths notified in the past week, with the ages ranging from people in their sixties to people aged over 100, including five 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

  • New cases today - 3,631
  • Previous week new cases - 3,821
  • Current active cases - 2,624
  • Previous week active cases - 2,795
  • Total cases this week - 762,643
  • Total cases previous week - 758,840
  • Total deaths - 907*
  • Total deaths previous week - 860

*11 deaths have been removed from the total due to deaths found to be unrelated to COVID-19 


The latest genome sampling has found 3.3% of samples analysed were BA.2, 4.1% of samples analysed were BA.4 and 87.7% of samples analysed were BA.5 or related variant.

COVID testing

In the past week, 23,803 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 9% decrease on the previous week. Of the test results returned, 1,604 PCR tests were positive, while 2,027 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 administered to 75.1% of eligible South Australians and 71% of South Australians aged 16+.

Further information

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

To find a testing clinic near you, visit

For more information, visit or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).