COVID-19 update 18 August 2023

18 August 2023

COVID cases in SA

There have been 481 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia in the past week.

As of 11:59pm Tuesday 15 August, there were 37 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including two people in ICU.

There were no COVID-19 deaths notified to the Department for Health and Wellbeing in the past week. Please note, Births, Deaths and Marriages data is currently received on a monthly basis.

Total case breakdown

  This week Previous week
New cases 481 503
Total cases 929,773 929,292
Total deaths 1,573 1,573

COVID testing

In the past week, 3,723 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 15% decrease on the previous week.

Vaccination update

Data is available from Vaccination numbers and statistics.

COVID testing sites

There are more than 40 sites across the state where South Australians can access a PCR with and without a GP referral.

For more information and to find a testing site, visit SA Health Covid Testing.

RAT eligibility

 Free RATs will continue to be available at collection sites for:

  • people with disability or who are immunocompromised
  • a carer of someone with a disability or who is immunocompromised
  • concession card holders (including Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card, Commonwealth Seniors Health Card and Department of Veterans Affairs Concession Card) 

Eligible people can collect five free tests.

For more information, visit