COVID-19 update 6 July 2022

06 July 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 4,072 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 19,769 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm three women in their 90s and two men in their 80s, who tested positive for COVID-19, has passed away.

There are 267 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 11 people in ICU, with one person ventilated. Of those hospitalised, 150 people have received three or more vaccine doses and 79 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 38 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 - 4,072
  • Current active cases - 19,769
  • Total cases - 610,745
  • Total deaths - 545

Variants

The latest genome sampling has found 68.6% of samples analysed were BA.2, 11.7% of samples analysed were BA.4 and 12.6% of samples analysed were BA.5.

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

COVID testing

Yesterday, 9,046 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is an 55.3% increase on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 2,143 PCR tests were positive, while 1,929 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.

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