COVID-19 update 19 January 2024
19 January 2024
COVID cases in SA
There have been 1,642 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia in the past week.
There were no 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
In the past week, 4,389 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 12 per cent decrease 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.