COVID-19 update 18 May 2022

18 May 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 4,072 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 25,911 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm one man in his 50s, one man in his 70s, two men in their 80s, and two men in their 90s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 247 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 10 people in ICU, with one of those requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 129 people had received three or more vaccine doses and 118 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 - 4,072
  • Current active cases - 25,911
  • Total cases - 472,745
  • Total deaths - 411


The latest genome sampling from 1 to 15 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, 11,887 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 34% increase on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 2,153 PCR tests were positive, while 1,919 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 72.3% of eligible South Australians and 66.7% 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