COVID-19 update 23 June 2023
23 June 2023
COVID Cases in SA
There have been 1,351 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia in the past week.
As of 11:59pm Thursday 22 June, there were 129 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including eight in ICU and three ventilated.
There were 12 COVID-19 deaths notified in the past week, the ages range from people in their 60s to 90s. Deaths may not have occurred in the week in which they were reported.
Please note that due to a reconfiguration of the data, the total number of cases has been readjusted.
Total case breakdown
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*Five deaths have been removed from the total due to previously reported deaths found to be unrelated to COVID-19
The latest genome sampling has found that 60.6% of cases were caused by BA.2 and related variants (of which 15% were BA.2.7.5 and 85% were the XBB variant). The XBB.1.5 subvariant made up 7.1% of the total.
The XBC recombinant type made up 39.4% of variants (of which 95% are the XBC.1.6 variant).
In the past week, 8,751 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a less than one per cent decrease from the previous.
Of the test results returned, 507 PCR tests were positive and 844 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.
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.
This includes new walk-in clinics at Salisbury and Brighton, Frome Road in Adelaide and Mount Barker where people can get a free PCR without a referral.
Bookings are preferred.
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.
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.
For more information, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID-19