COVID-19 update 17 July 2022

17 July 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 3,358 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 28,284 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a woman in her 90s, who tested positive for COVID-19, has passed away.

There are 288 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 10 people in ICU. Of those hospitalised, 163 people have received three or more vaccine doses, 73 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 52 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 - 3,358
  • Current active cases - 28,284
  • Total cases - 653,336
  • Total deaths - 569


The latest genome sampling has found 34.8% of samples analysed were BA.2, 19.7% of samples analysed were BA.4 and 45.5% 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, 7,992 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 16% decrease on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 1,633 PCR tests were positive, while 1,725 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

Vaccination update

Vaccination data not available at time of publication.

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