COVID-19 update 2 May 2022

02 May 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 3,143 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 24,803 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm two women in their 70s and a woman in her 80s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 257 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 15 people in ICU, with two people requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 195 people are fully vaccinated, 56 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 - 3,143
  • Current active cases - 24,803
  • Total cases - 413,321
  • Total deaths - 351

Variants

The latest genome sampling has found around 93.8% of samples taken were BA.2.

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

COVID testing

Yesterday, 7,328 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 6.7% decrease on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 1,655 PCR tests were positive, while 1,488 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

Vaccination update

Currently 95.5% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 93.4% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 71.8% of eligible South Australians and 65.7% of South Australians aged 16+. 

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