COVID-19 update 21 January 2022

21 January 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 3,023 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 31,582 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm two women in their 80s, a woman over the age of 100, a man in his 30s, a man in 80s and a man in 90s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 298 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 33 people in ICU and seven people requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 179 people are fully vaccinated, 46 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 73 have an unknown vaccination status.

Due to a reconfiguration of the data, the total number of cases have been readjusted.

Total case breakdown

  • New cases today - 3,023
  • Current active cases - 31,582
  • Total cases - 83,237
  • Total deaths - 64


Regular genome sampling is taken to monitor the levels of Omicron within South Australia. 95% of samples taken returned an Omicron result.

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

COVID SAfe Check-In

Yesterday, 1,468,333 check-ins were made using the COVID Safe Check in app.

COVID testing

Yesterday, 14,683 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 2% decrease on the previous 24 hours.

Vaccination update

Currently 93.8% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine, 90.1% have received their second dose and there were 19,586 booster shots given yesterday bringing the total booster shots to 434,391.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, please seek testing as soon as possible. Find your nearest testing site at

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