COVID-19 update: 842 new cases reported in SA today

There have been 842 new cases of COVID-19 reported today. There have been 5,162 cases reported in South Australia to date.

SA Health has reported 842 new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been 5,162 cases reported in South Australia to date.

Sadly, SA Health has confirmed a 94-year-old woman who tested positive for COVID-19 passed away in metropolitan Adelaide yesterday. The women acquired COVID-19 in South Australia, but the cause of death is currently being determined (Coroner referral as per standard process).

Her passing is the fifth death in South Australia of somebody who had tested positive to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Today’s cases include 63 children, 49 teenagers, 362 women aged between 18 and 100, and 368 men aged between 18 and 92.

Of these, 82 cases acquired their infection in South Australia and are known contacts of a positive case, 166 cases acquired their infection in South Australia with the contact unknown, 15 cases acquired their infection interstate, and 579 cases are under investigation.

There are 23 cases in hospital, of which four people are in ICU, one person is ventilated.

Of the hospitalised cases, 12 people are fully vaccinated, and 11 are unvaccinated (includes partial and nil vaccination).

Due to a reconfiguration of the data, four cases were duplicated yesterday and have been removed from the total number of cases.

We encourage anyone who has been out in the community to monitor closely for symptoms and get tested as soon as soon as they appear.

Omicron samples
Percentage of samples taken with Omicron result 81%

*Regular genome sampling is taken to monitor the levels of Omicron within South Australia. This figure will be updated as results are received, noting results are not reported daily. Latest Omicron sampling percentage for SA taken from 43 samples.

New case breakdown
New cases today 842
New cases vaccinated 513
New cases unvaccinated 117
Vaccination status unknown 212
Overseas acquired 0

Locally acquired 248
Interstate acquired 15
Under investigation 579
Unlinked 0
*Of the cases with known vaccination status, 81 percent were vaccinated and 19 per cent were unvaccinated.

Total case breakdown
Total new cases since 23 November 4,240
Total active cases 3,974
Total cases 5,162
Deaths 5
Tests carried out yesterday 18,077

Hospitalisation and Health System statistics
Total cases in hospital 23
Total cases in ICU 4
Total cases ventilated 1

Quarantine Breakdown
Cases in home quarantine 3,860
Cases in supervised quarantine 91
Close contacts identified 1,252

Vaccination update
First dose vaccinated (12+) 92.2%
Second dose vaccinated (12+) 87.4%

Norwood cluster cases
Total cases 40


Please note: During the December 26th press conference with Professor Nicola Spurrier, she said that SA Health have stopped listing all impacted sites, and are now focused on super spreader, high risk or vulnerable locations.

If you were at any of the below locations, but not at the specified date and time, monitor yourself for symptoms and get tested as soon as symptoms develop.

You may not always receive a call, SMS or email from SA Health. You must follow the relevant health advice even if you have not been contacted.

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

Find your nearest testing site at

More information is available at

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


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