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South Australia records 3426 new Covid-19 infections

South Australia records 3426 new Covid-19 infections amid warning the current surge is yet to reach its peak

South Australia has recorded 3426 new Covid cases, with 102 people in hospital and 12 of those in ICU.

The rise in cases comes as the Premier Steven Marshall cautioned that cases would continue to rise with the peak of daily infections not likely until later in January.

‘We still haven’t got anywhere near the peak in our state. We are seeing large surges in other parts of the world, in other parts of the country,’ Mr Marshall said.

‘We don’t have a projection in terms of the numbers, but we do have forecasting which will be coming back to us towards the end of the week in regards to what that peak date is likely to be.

‘I believe it will certainly be before the end of January.’ 

But the premier said in regards to the Omicron strain of the virus, ‘nobody has a crystal ball’.

‘We’ve been working very hard to make sure we can get on top of it,’ he said.

‘It really has been a very stressful time for the people of our state.’


More to come.