COVID-19 update 2 August 2022

02 August 2022

COVID cases in SA

There have been 2,848 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 19,869 active cases in South Australia.

SA Health can confirm a woman in her 90s, a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 352 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 9 people in ICU. Of those hospitalised, 215 people have received three or more vaccine doses, 123 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 14 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 - 2,848
  • Current active cases - 19,869
  • Total cases - 714,299
  • Total deaths - 682


The latest genome sampling has found 14.8% of samples analysed were BA.2, 16.3% of samples analysed were BA.4 and 68.1% 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, 9,019 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 44.4% increase on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 1,371 PCR tests were positive, while 1,477 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

Vaccination update

Currently 96.1% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 94.1% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 74.5% of eligible South Australians and 70.1% of South Australians aged 16+.

Further information

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.