COVID-19 update 17 January 2022

17 January 2022

There have been 3,829 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 33,703 active cases in South Australia.

There are 227 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 26 people in ICU and five requiring a ventilator.

Of those hospitalised, 125 people are fully vaccinated, 31 are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 71 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 - 3,829
  • Current active cases - 33,703
  • Total cases - 71,153
  • Total deaths - 42


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, 1,008,968 check-ins were made using the COVID Safe Check in app.

COVID testing

Yesterday, 14,873 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 14% 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, 89.7% have received their second dose and there were 7,118 booster shots given yesterday bringing the total booster shots to 345,751.

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.