COVID-19 update 7 January 2022

07 January 2022

There have been 3,707 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 24,901 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 90s who tested positive for COVID-19 passed away in metropolitan Adelaide. The women acquired COVID-19 in South Australia.

There are 144 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 16 people in ICU and one requiring a ventilator.

Of those hospitalised, 87 people are fully vaccinated, 14 are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 43 have an unknown vaccination status.

As at 7 January 2021 more than 100 aged care facilities in SA have reported positive COVID-19 cases, with over 300 positive staff members 260 positive residents across all sites.

Due to a reconfiguration of the data, seven cases from yesterday have been removed from the total number of cases.

Total case breakdown

  • New cases today - 3,707
  • Current active cases - 24,901
  • Total cases - 31,513
  • Deaths - 10


Regular genome sampling is taken to monitor the levels of Omicron within South Australia. Eighty one percent of samples taken returned an Omicron result.

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

COVID SAfe Check-In

Yesterday, 1,620,678 people checked in using the COVID Safe Check in app.

COVID testing

Yesterday, 20,489 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 6.9% percent increase on the previous 24 hours.

Vaccination update

Currently 92.8% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine, 88.7% have received their second dose and there were 16,548 booster shots given yesterday bringing the total booster shots to 215,166.

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.