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.

COVID testing

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.                        

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 71.9% 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.

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For more information visit or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787