COVID-19 update 22 January 2022

22 January 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 2,193 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 33,892 active cases in South Australia.

Sadly, SA Health can confirm a woman in her 30s, a woman in her 80s and a woman in her 90s, who tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away.

There are 276 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 37 people in ICU and seven people requiring a ventilator. Of those hospitalised, 161 people are fully vaccinated, 44 people are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 71 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 - 2,193
  • Current active cases - 33,892
  • Total cases - 85,549
  • Total deaths - 67


Regular genome sampling is taken to monitor the levels of Omicron within South Australia. 95% 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, 1,511,465 check-ins were made using the COVID Safe Check in app.

COVID testing

Yesterday, 12,565 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 14.4% decrease on the previous 24 hours.

Vaccination update

Currently 93.8% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine, 90.2% have received their second dose and there were 18,049 booster shots given yesterday bringing the total booster shots to 452,440.

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.