Five more dead as the number of COVID cases falls

Five more people have died after testing COVID positive in South Australia, but the number of new daily cases continues to fall.

The five deaths reported in the past 24 hours include a woman in her 80s, a woman in her 90s, two men in his 70s and a man in his 80s.

There are currently 237 COVID-positive patients in hospital – up from 217 yesterday.

Of those currently hospitalized, 11 people are in intensive care, 147 have received three or more doses of vaccine, while 86 are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

The number of new daily cases has fallen since last week, when nearly 3,000 infections were reported on Thursday.

SA Health reported 2141 new cases today – an increase from yesterday’s figure of just 1910 infections.

Yesterday, 5,439 people received a PCR test in South Australia, down 13.8 percent from the previous 24 hours.

Of the test results returned, 1054 PCR tests were positive and 1087 rapid antigen test results were also reported positive.

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