13/01/2021

Wastewater testing results to be made available, testing update, no new cases today.

Wastewater testing results

Weekly wastewater testing results will be made available on the SA Health website.

Testing wastewater can help provide an early warning signal of COVID-19 infections in people living in a particular wastewater catchment area.
However, it can also be due to people who have recently recovered from COVID-19 who can sometimes continue to shed virus fragments into the sewerage system for several weeks even after they are no longer infectious.

Positive results do not necessarily mean there is a risk to the community. SA Health will inform the community when a positive result requires action from the community.

COVID-19 testing update

People who are due to have a COVID-19 test on Wednesday 13 January, or are feeling unwell and need to get a test, are encouraged to plan ahead. Regular updates of clinic wait times will be provided on the SA Health Facebook page.

For testing clinic location and opening hours visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtesting.

South Australia COVID-19 Update

  • 0 new cases today
  • 15 active COVID-19 cases
  • 4,690 tests yesterday
  • 893,844 tests in total
  • 588 confirmed cases in total
  • 569 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths