COVID-19 update 7 May 2022

07 May 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 3,304 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 21,535 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm two women in her 90s, who tested positive for COVID-19, has passed away.

There are 214 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 13 people in ICU, with one ventilated. Of those hospitalised,162 people are fully vaccinated, 44 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 - 3,304
  • Current active cases - 21,535
  • Total cases - 430,466
  • Total deaths - 371*

* Following further investigations, three previously reported COVID deaths have re-classified as died from other causes.

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, 9,601 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 35% increase on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 1,979 PCR tests were positive, while 1,325 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.

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