COVID-19 update 5 July 2022

05 July 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 3,141 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 18,745 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a woman in her 70s who tested positive for COVID-19, has passed away.

There are 234 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 10 people in ICU, with one person ventilated. Of those hospitalised, 131 people have received three or more vaccine doses and 100 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and three 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 - 3,141
  • Current active cases - 18,745
  • Total cases - 606,638
  • Total deaths - 540


The latest genome sampling from 1 to 21 June has found 74.6% of samples taken were BA.2.

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

COVID testing

Yesterday, 5,824 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is an 8.7% increase on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 1,400 PCR tests were positive, while 1,741 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.           

Vaccination update

Currently 95.9% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 93.9% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 73.4% of eligible South Australians and 68.9% 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