COVID-19 update 24 April 2022

24 April 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 2,816 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 29,045 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a man in his 70s, two men in their 80s, a man in his 90s and a woman in her 70s who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 256 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 11 people in ICU, and two people requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 177 people are fully vaccinated, 68 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 11 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 - 2,816
  • Current active cases - 29,045
  • Total cases - 382,474
  • Total deaths - 319


The latest genome sampling has found around 93% of samples taken were BA.2.

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

COVID testing

Yesterday, 8,913 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 23% decrease on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 1,893 PCR tests were positive, while 923 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.  

Vaccination update

Vaccination data was not available at the time of release.

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