SA passes 1000 COVID deaths

More than 1000 people in South Australia have died with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, new SA Health data shows.

Oct 07, 2022, updated Oct 07, 2022
Photo: Roy Vandervegt/AAP

Photo: Roy Vandervegt/AAP

In its weekly COVID-19 update today, SA Health said it had been notified of nine COVID-19 deaths in the past week and 84 previously unknown deaths which occurred between May 30 and September 14 this year.

It takes the total number of COVID-19 deaths in South Australia to 1027, up from 946 last Friday. Twelve previously reported deaths were removed from the tally after they were “found to be unrelated to COVID-19”, SA Health said.

Prior to South Australia’s border opening to the eastern states on November 23, 2021, the SA COVID-related death toll was four.

Today’s weekly report also shows there are 45 people currently in hospital with COVID-19, including three in intensive care.

The number of active COVID-19 cases across the state stands at 1864, with 2720 cases reported this week.

A total of 15,973 people presented for a PCR test in South Australia over the past week, down 17 per cent from the week prior.

People who test positive for COVID-19 will from October 14 no longer be subject to a five-day stay-at-home order, following a decision by national cabinet last week.

South Australian authorities warned in August that the state will face “continual waves of COVID” into the future, with the next surge most likely coming in November.

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