COVID-19 update 27 October 2023

27 October 2023

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 1,069 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia in the past week.

As of 11:59pm Tuesday 24 October, there were 62 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 1.069 862
Total cases 937,339 936,004
Total deaths 1,620 1,620

COVID testing

In the past week, 4,865 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 20 per cent increase on the previous week.

9 cases of the COVID-19 BA.2.86 variant commonly known as Pirola have been identified in South Australia.

SA Health encourages all eligible people to make sure they are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and have a plan with their GP to access antiviral treatments if they catch COVID-19.

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