COVID-19 update 26 May 2022

26 May 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 3,837 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 22,524 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm one man in his 60s who tested positive for COVID-19, has passed away.

There are 238 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including nine people in ICU. Of those hospitalised, 118 people have received three or more vaccine doses and 109 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 11 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 - 3,837
  • Current active cases - 22,524
  • Total cases - 502,166
  • Total deaths - 442


The latest genome sampling from 1 to 18 May has found 98.5% of samples taken were BA.2.

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

COVID testing

Yesterday, 11,695 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 3.4% decrease on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 2,170 PCR tests were positive, while 1,667 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

Vaccination update

Currently 95.7% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 93.8% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 72.5% of eligible South Australians and 67.2% 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