COVID-19 update 3 May 2022

03 May 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 3,215 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 24,044 active cases in South Australia.

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

There are 228 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 17 people in ICU, with two people requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 167 people are fully vaccinated, 54 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and seven 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 - 3,215
  • Current active cases - 24,044
  • Total cases - 416,371
  • Total deaths - 354


The latest genome sampling has found around 93.8% of samples taken were BA.2.

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

COVID testing

Yesterday, 7,423 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 1.3% increase on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 1,651 PCR tests were positive, while 1,564 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

Vaccination update

Currently 95.5% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 93.4% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 71.8% of eligible South Australians and 65.7% of South Australians aged 16+. 

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