COVID-19 update 19 April 2022

19 April 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 3,829 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 29,079 active cases in South Australia.

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

There are 245 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 11 people in ICU, and two people requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 163 people are fully vaccinated, 76 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and six 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 - 3,829
  • Current active cases - 29,079
  • Total cases - 359,350
  • Total deaths - 301


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, 10,350 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 10.4% increase on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 2,302 PCR tests were positive, while 1,527 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.

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For more information visit or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787