SA COVID cases today: South Australia’s new infections have dropped as it heads towards the peak of the Omicron outbreak

South Australia recorded a significant decrease in new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, a day after authorities warned that the state was approaching the peak of the Omicron wave.

There were 4,349 new cases reported on Saturday, down from the 5,679 infections reported on Friday.

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

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

He described the numbers as a “significant drop” from the 5,679 infections recorded on Friday, the first day rapid antigen tests were included in the daily totals and come after delays in processing PCR tests after the hot weather on Wednesday and Thursday.

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