COVID-19 update 17 May 2022

17 May 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 3,773 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 26,310 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a woman in her 80s and a woman in her 90s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 246 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including seven people in ICU, with three of those requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 126 people had received three or more vaccine doses and 120 people are either unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or 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 - 3,773
  • Current active cases - 26,310
  • Total cases - 468,607
  • Total deaths - 405


The latest genome sampling from 1 to 7 May has found 100% of samples taken were BA.2.

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

COVID testing

Yesterday, 8,873 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 4.2% decrease on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 1,751 PCR tests were positive, while 2,022 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

Vaccination update

Currently 95.7% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 93.7% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 72.2% of eligible South Australians and 66.6% of South Australians aged 16+.

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