COVID-19 update 21 July 2023

21 July 2023

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 634 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia in the past week.

As of 11:59pm Tuesday 18 July, there were 48 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including two people in ICU.

There were no COVID-19 deaths notified in the past week.

Total case breakdown

  This week Previous week
New cases 634 843
Total cases 931,932 931,296
Total deaths 1,543 1,543

Please note, the South Australia COVID-19 data reporting period has changed to align with national data reporting.

*Reporting period for previous week has been adjusted in line with national data to provide an accurate comparison. Dates for the previous week’s figures are midnight Wednesday 5 July until 11:59pm Tuesday 11 July.

COVID testing

In the past week, 4,835 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 10% 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.

Walk-in clinics continue at Mount Barker, Salisbury and Brighton where people can get a free PCR without a referral. Bookings are preferred and please check opening hours.

PCR testing should be prioritised for people who are more vulnerable to the health impacts of a COVID infection and who would benefit from prompt diagnosis and treatment with oral antiviral medications.

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.

You do not need to register before collecting free RATs but will be required to show your eligible concession card. If you are living with disability or immunocompromised, you or your carer need to advise at the Collection Point.

You do not need to provide your name or personal details.

People who are not eligible for free RATs can purchase them from participating pharmacies and retail outlets.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, please seek testing as soon as possible.

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