COVID-19 update 23 January 2022

23 January 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 2,062 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 33,290 active cases in South Australia.

There are 278 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 24 people in ICU and six people requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 162 people are fully vaccinated, 42 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 74 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 - 2,062
  • Current active cases - 33,290
  • Total cases - 87,765
  • Total deaths - 67


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, 1,344,185 check-ins were made using the COVID Safe Check in app.

COVID testing

Yesterday, 12,316 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 1.9% decrease on the previous 24 hours.

Vaccination update

Currently 93.9% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine, 90.2% have received their second dose and there were 11,057 booster shots given yesterday bringing the total booster shots to 463,497.

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.