COVID-19 update 29 January 2022

29 January 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 1,740 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 22,985 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a man in his 50s, a man in his 60s, two men in their 70s and a man in his 80s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 283 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 29 people in ICU and three people requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 171 people are fully vaccinated, 44 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 68 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 - 1,740
  • Current active cases - 22,985
  • Total cases - 102,069
  • Total deaths - 110


Regular genome sampling is taken to monitor the levels of Omicron within South Australia. 97% of samples taken returned an Omicron result.

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

COVID testing

Yesterday, 9,917 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is an 8% increase on the previous 24 hours.

Vaccination update

Currently 94.1% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 90.7% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 56.7% of eligible South Australians and 38.8% of South Australians aged 18+.

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.