COVID-19 update 28 May 2022

28 May 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 2,633 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 21,686 active cases in South Australia.

There are 207 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including nine people in ICU. Of those hospitalised, 98 people have received three or more vaccine doses and 91 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 18 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 - 2,633
  • Current active cases - 21,686
  • Total cases - 507,966
  • Total deaths - 443

Variants

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, 8,722 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 7.9% decrease on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 1,467 PCR tests were positive, while 1,166 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.                       

Due to a decrease in testing demand, the opening hours of our sites have been reviewed and the following changes are effective as of Monday 30 May:

  • Bedford Park: 7:00am to 10:30pm
  • Walkley Heights: 7:00am to 10:30pm
  • Tailem Bend: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Vaccination update

Today’s vaccination figures are unavailable at time of publication, yesterday’s figures are below.

Currently 95.8% 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 72.6% 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.

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