COVID-19 update 19 January 2022

19 January 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 3,482 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 32,366 active cases in South Australia.

Following further clarification this afternoon, SA Health has revised the total of deaths since last reporting period to three deaths. Sadly, SA Health can confirm a man in his 70s, a man in his 80s, and a woman in her 70s who tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away.

There are 294 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 23 people in ICU and four people requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 169 people are fully vaccinated, 51 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 74 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 - 3,482
  • Current active cases - 32,366
  • Total cases - 77,183
  • Total deaths - 47


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, 1,403,715 check-ins were made using the COVID Safe Check in app.

COVID testing

Yesterday, 15,409 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 15.7% increase on the previous 24 hours.

Vaccination update

Currently 93.6% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine, 89.9% have received their second dose and there were 15,929 booster shots given yesterday bringing the total booster shots to 385,077.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, please seek testing as soon as possible. Find your nearest testing site at

For more information visit or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787.