COVID-19 update 4 August 2023

04 August 2023

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 526 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia in the past week.

As of 11:59pm Tuesday 1 August, there were 48 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including five people in ICU.

There were no COVID-19 deaths notified to the Department for Health and Wellbeing in the past week. Please note, Births, Deaths and Marriages data is currently received on a monthly basis.

Total case breakdown

  This week Previous week
New cases 526 481
Total cases 932,940 932,414
Total deaths 1,573 1,573

COVID testing

In the past week, 3,817 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 12% 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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