COVID-19 update 18 April 2022

18 April 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 3,560 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 30,272 active cases in South Australia.

There are 245 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 11 people in ICU, and one person requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 172 people are fully vaccinated, 72 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and one has 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 - 3,560
  • Current active cases - 30,272
  • Total cases - 354,720
  • Total deaths - 298

Variants

The latest genome sampling has found around 60% of samples taken were BA.2.

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

COVID testing

Yesterday, 9,378 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 21% increase on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 2,136 PCR tests were positive, while 1,424 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

Vaccination update

Vaccination data was not available at the time of publishing.

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

Find your nearest testing site at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtesting.

For more information visit https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/ or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787