SA COVID cases today: New infections in South Australia drop as it heads for peak of Omicron outbreak

South Australia recorded a significant drop in new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, a day after authorities warned the state was nearing the peak of its Omicron wave.

There were 4,349 new cases reported on Saturday, compared to 5,679 infections reported on Friday.

Watch the video above to see the difference between Omicron and Delta

Prime Minister Steven Marshall said Saturday’s numbers include 3,175 infections confirmed by PCR tests and 1,242 by state-issued rapid antigen tests.

He described the figures as a “significant reduction” on the 5,679 infections recorded on Friday, which was the first day that rapid antigen tests were included in daily totals and came after a delay in the processing of PCR tests following the weather. hot Wednesday and Thursday.

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