COVID-19 update 23 September 2022

23 September 2022

COVID cases in SA

There have been 3,037 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia in the past week.

As of 11:59pm Thursday 22 September, there were 2,135 active cases in South Australia and 50 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including six in ICU.

Of those hospitalised, 32 people had received three or more vaccine doses, 14 people were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and four had an unknown vaccination status.

There were 23 COVID-19 deaths notified in the past week, with the ages ranging from people in their sixties to people aged over 100, including two deaths in people aged under 70 years. Deaths may not have occurred in the week in which they were reported.

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

Total case breakdown

  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This week Previous week
New cases 3,037 3,631
Current active cases 2,135 2,624
Total cases 765,857 762,643
Total deaths 929 907

*One death has been removed from the total due to death found to be unrelated to COVID-19


The latest genome sampling has found 13.5% of samples analysed were BA.4 and 84.3% of samples analysed were BA.5 or related variant.

COVID testing

In the past week, 20,180 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 17% decrease on the previous week. Of the test results returned, 1,288 PCR tests were positive, while 1,749 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.   

Vaccination update

Currently 96.3% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 94.4% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 75.1% of eligible South Australians and 71.1% of South Australians aged 16+.

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

To find a testing clinic near you, visit

For more information

For more information, visit or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday).