COVID-19 update 20 October 2023

20 October 2023

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 862 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia in the past week.

As of 11:59pm Tuesday 17 October, there were 30 people with COVID-19 in hospital.

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.

Total case breakdown

  This week Previous week
New cases 862 704
Total cases 936,004 935,142
Total deaths 1,620 1,620

COVID testing

In the past week, 3,946 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 14 per cent decrease on the previous week.

Vaccination update

Data is available from Vaccination numbers and statistics.

COVID testing sites

South Australians can access a PCR with and without a GP referral at SA Pathology sites across the state.

Free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) continue to be available for eligible people through local councils and community groups.

For locations and more information, visit