COVID-19 update 6 May 2022
06 May 2022
COVID Cases in SA
There have been 2,874 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 21,748 active cases in South Australia.
Sadly, SA Health can confirm a woman in her 80s, who tested positive for COVID-19, has passed away.
There are 221 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 10 people in ICU. Of those hospitalised, 164 people are fully vaccinated, 49 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and eight 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 - 2,874
- Current active cases - 21,748
- Total cases - 427,205
- Total deaths - 371
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.
Yesterday, 7,088 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 29% decrease on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 1,431 PCR tests were positive, while 1,443 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.
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 71.9% 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