This page has the most up to date information from South Australian government agencies about the spread of COVID-19 in the state, as well as information about preventive measures that are being taken and the latest advice for members of the public.
Sunday 24 May 2020
This information is updated every day following the release of national data at approximately 5:30 pm. The data displayed is based on data current at 2:00 pm the same day.
Heatmap – SA
COVID-19 cases in South Australia by Local Government Area
Daily cases - SA
There have been no new cases reported since 7 May. If new cases are reported, this chart will be updated.
Total laboratory tests
Daily laboratory tests
Source of infection
Confirmed cases recovered
Emergency Direction compliance checks
Travellers into South Australia
Friday 22 May
Latest report: Friday 22, 7:00 pm
This message is due to expire at 6:00 pm on 24 May, 2020.
South Australia has no new cases of COVID-19 today, with cases remaining at 439.
There are currently zero known active COVID-19 cases in South Australia, with 435 people recovered.
There have been 15 days with no new cases in South Australia.
One person remains in hospital being treated for illness as a result of COVID-19 and there are no patients in ICU with COVID-19.
The number of COVID-19 deaths in South Australia remains at four.
SA Pathology has undertaken more than 87,000 tests for COVID-19 so far.
Easing COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia
From tonight South Australian licensed venues are able to open with limited outdoor and indoor seated dining at their premises.
Venues will be able to seat up to 20 patrons (10 people indoors and 10 people outdoors). The updated direction includes the serving of alcohol with food.
Step 2 of the roadmap on easing restrictions in South Australia will also now come into effect earlier on Friday 5 June.
More information about the new indoor and outdoor dining changes, including frequently asked questions, will be available soon.
View all COVID-19 Declarations and Directions in South Australia.
Let’s not undo all the good
It’s an important reminder for us all, particularly as restrictions start to ease in SA and winter is coming:
- Keep 1.5 metres distance from others.
- Download the COVIDSafe app.
- Practice good hygiene.
- Keep working from home (if possible).
- Get tested for COVID-19 if you have the following symptoms, even if mild:
- fever or chills (in the absence of an alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
- an acute respiratory infection eg symptoms of cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath
- loss of smell or altered sense of taste.
Keep well, keep connected
You should continue to seek medical treatment for non-COVID-19 illnesses such as chronic disease management. For time-critical conditions such as heart attacks and strokes, dial Triple Zero (000).
Monitor for symptoms and present for testing
Symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, as well as a loss of taste or smell. Other early symptoms to watch for are chills, body aches, sore throat, headache and runny nose, muscle pain or diarrhoea.
Help protect other people's health
- If you are unwell in any way, avoid visiting hospitals and aged care facilities.
- Visit aged care residents only for a short duration and abide by the limit of a maximum of one visit per resident per day, which may include a maximum of two people, except for palliative care.
- Children under the age of 16 are only permitted to attend aged care facilities in exceptional circumstances.
Mental health and wellbeing
- Quarantine and isolation may affect your mental health and wellbeing; although social (physical) distancing is critical at this time, it’s important to our mental health to remain connected to family and friends.
- If you or someone you know needs help during this time, please reach out to:
- SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line - 1800 632 753
- Beyond Blue - 1300 224 636
- Lifeline - 13 11 14
- Speak to your GP or health practitioner.
Reminder - as long as COVID-19 is in Australia, there’s a risk of more cases in SA.
Get tested no matter how mild symptoms are.
- For the latest South Australian information visit this website: www.sa.gov.au/covid-19
- For health information for South Australians visit the SA Health website.
- SA COVID-19 Information Line - 1800 253 787 offers local information and advice on general COVID-19 information for South Australians 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, seven days per week.
- Communicable Disease Branch line - 1300 232 272 provides information on immunisations and from medical officers.
- National Coronavirus Information Helpline - 1800 020 080 provides information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) from an Australia wide perspective. Open 24/7
- SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line - 1800 632 753, provides mental health support for people struggling with the impacts of COVID-19. It is available to people to maintain their mental health and wellbeing.
- COVID-19 Relief Call Centre - 1300 705 336 provides information and assistance with such things personal hardship support, accommodation support for people unable to achieve self-quarantining and accommodation for emergency services personnel that are required to quarantine but unable to do so at home. People can also email email@example.com
- If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450
- If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech or communication impairment, contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
- SA Health is encouraging people to get tested if they are unwell and continuing to maintain and monitor ongoing supplies of Personal Protective Equipment for their medical personnel.
- The South Australian Government is urging employers to continue to allow employees who can work from home to do so.
- Consistent with direction from the Commonwealth Government, measures to limit social interaction in South Australia are easing but some restrictions will remain in place for now.
- The State Government is continuing to work in partnership with the Federal, state and local government agencies and private health care sector to gradually restore services while remaining COVID-ready in South Australia.
Movement into certain remote areas across South Australia is being restricted with all non-essential travellers to the communities of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (A.P.Y.) Lands, Davenport, Dunjiba, Gerard, Maralinga Tjarutja, Nepabunna (excluding Iga Wata), Point Pearce, Yalata and Yarilena are required to quarantine for 14 days prior to permission being granted to enter these communities.
- A State of Emergency has been declared for South Australia, in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, to limit the spread of this virus within the state.
- The state government has established a cross-government emergency management team (EMT), which is supporting SA Health to put in measures to reduce the spread of the virus in South Australia.