COVID-19 update 24 January 2022

24 January 2022

There have been 2,009 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 27,991 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a woman in her 40s and a man in his 70s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 294 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 29 people in ICU and six people requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 170 people are fully vaccinated, 44 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 80 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 - 2,009
  • Current active cases - 27,991
  • Total cases - 90,512
  • Total deaths - 69


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, 947,281 check-ins were made using the COVID Safe Check in app.

COVID testing

Yesterday, 9,756 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 20.8% 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, 90.3% have received their second dose and there were 7,218 booster shots given yesterday bringing the total booster shots to 470,715.

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.