COVID-19 update 8 December 2023

08 December 2023

COVID cases in SA

There have been 1,798 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia in the past week.

As of 11:59pm Tuesday 5 December, there were 73 people with COVID-19 in hospital including five in ICU.

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.

Due to a reconfiguration of the data, the total number of cases has been readjusted.

Total case breakdown

  This week Previous week
New cases 1,798 1,802
Total cases 949,745 947,947
Total deaths 1,648 1,648

COVID testing

In the past week, 5,400 people received a PCR test in South Australia, a 13 per cent decrease on the previous week.

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