COVID-19 update 20 April 2022
20 April 2022
COVID Cases in SA
There have been 4,256 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 28,573 active cases in South Australia.
Sadly, SA Health can confirm a man in his 60s and a man in his 80s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.
There are 252 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 14 people in ICU, and two people requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 169 people are fully vaccinated, 76 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and seven 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 - 4,256
- Current active cases - 28,573
- Total cases - 364,513
- Total deaths - 303
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.
Yesterday, 12,013 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 16.1% increase on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 2,645 PCR tests were positive, while 1,611 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.
Currently 95.4% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 93.3% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 71.4% of eligible South Australians and 64.9% 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