COVID-19 update 17 May 2024

17 May 2024

COVID cases in SA

There have been 1,528 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia in the past week.

There were 27 new COVID-19 deaths notified to the Department for Health and Wellbeing. Please note, Births, Deaths and Marriages data is currently received on a monthly basis.

Due to a reconfiguration of the data, the total number of cases has been readjusted.

Total case breakdown

  This week Previous week
New cases 1,528 1,468
Total cases 981,191 979,650
Total deaths 1,787 1,760

COVID testing

In the past week, 4,781 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 24 per cent increase on the previous week.

Most people can do a Rapid Antigen Test if they are at low risk of severe COVID-19 illness but have symptoms. If you test positive to COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test, you do not need a PCR to confirm.

SA Health encourages everyone to make sure they are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and for the most vulnerable to have a plan with their GP to access PCR testing and antiviral treatments if they develop symptoms.

Those with a referral can receive a free PCR test at select SA Pathology sites or private pathology providers. More information is available at Testing for COVID-19.