COVID-19 update 18 January 2022
18 January 2022
COVID Cases in SA
There have been 3,079 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 32,530 active cases in South Australia.
Sadly, SA Health can confirm a man in his 80s and a man in his 90s, who tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away.
There are 285 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 24 people in ICU and five requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 151 people are fully vaccinated, 43 are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 91 have an unknown vaccination status.
Due to a reconfiguration of the data, the total number of cases have been readjusted.
Total case breakdown
- New cases today - 3,079
- Current active cases - 32,530
- Total cases - 73,918
- Total deaths - 44
Regular genome sampling is taken to monitor the levels of Omicron within South Australia. 81% 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, 1,384,615 check-ins were made using the COVID Safe Check in app.
Yesterday, 13,319 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 10.4% decrease on the previous 24 hours.
Currently 93.5% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine, 89.7% have received their second dose and there were 23,397 booster shots given yesterday bringing the total booster shots to 369,148.
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.