COVID-19 update 3 August 2022

03 August 2022

COVID cases in SA

There have been 2,860 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 18,707 active cases in South Australia.

SA Health can confirm two women in their 70s, a woman in her 80s, a man in his 80s and two men in their 90s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away. The deaths notified since the last report occurred between 26 July 2022 and 2 August 2022 and include latest received data.

There are 337 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 11 people in ICU. Of those hospitalised, 204 people have received three or more vaccine doses, 114 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 19 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 - 2,860
  • Current active cases - 18,707
  • Total cases - 717,162
  • Total deaths - 688


The latest genome sampling has found 11% of samples analysed were BA.2, 11% of samples analysed were BA.4 and 77.9% of samples analysed were BA.5 or related variant.

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

COVID testing

Yesterday, 9,331 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 3.5% increase on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 1,461 PCR tests were positive, while 1,399 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.  

Vaccination update

Currently 96.1% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 94.2% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 74.5% of eligible South Australians and 70.2% of South Australians aged 16+.

Further information

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.