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There are more than 200 people currently hospitalised in SA with COVID-19. (AAP: David Mariuz)

South Australia has recorded five more COVID-related deaths, taking the total number of lives lost in the state since the start of the pandemic to 401. 

SA Health reported 3,816 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total number of active cases to 25,672. 

The deaths were a man aged in his 50s, a man aged in his 70s, two men in their 80s and a woman aged in her 80s. 

There are 217 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 11 people in intensive care. 

Of those hospitalisations, SA Health said 107 patients had received three or more vaccine doses and 110 patients are either unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or have an unknown vaccination status. 

AMA: 'Freedom has a price'

Australian Medical Association vice-president Chris Moy told ABC Radio Adelaide today the level of complacency in the community "has a price". 

"Across Australia we are getting about 40,000 cases a day, and there are 350,000 people with COVID at any moment... and 3,000 people in hospital," he said.

"We are up there with the very largest case numbers in the world, partly because we didn't have so many cases earlier but the complacency, the freedom has a price." 

Dr Moy said vaccinations are bolstering peoples' immunities against new Omicron sub variants, including the BA4 and BA5 strains.

But he said there had been increased reporting of people becoming infected with COVID-19 for a second time and that people should not rely on previous infection for immunity.  

"For people who are unvaccinated but have had Omicron before, they are getting re-infected and that's the big issue at the moment," he said. 

"We really need people vaccinated and not just relying on the fact that they may have had COVID previously, because obviously if you look at that logically the concern is there could be surge from BA4 and BA5 at some stage." 

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