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.

COVID testing

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.

Vaccination update

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.

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