COVID-19 update 5 May 2022

05 May 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 3,894 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 22,539 active cases in South Australia.

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

There are 218 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 11 people in ICU, with one person requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 166 people are fully vaccinated, 45 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 - 3,894
  • Current active cases - 22,539
  • Total cases - 424,182
  • Total deaths - 370

Variants

The latest genome sampling has found around 94.9% of samples taken were BA.2.

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

COVID testing

Yesterday, 10,016 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 9.8% increase on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 2,203 PCR tests were positive, while 1,691 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 93.5% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 71.8% of eligible South Australians and 65.9% of South Australians aged 16+. 

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, please seek testing as soon as possible.

Find your nearest testing site at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtesting.

For more information visit https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/ or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787