Health authorities are urging South Aussies to continue getting tested for COVID-19, despite the ongoing suppression of the virus in the state.

From August to October the number of people getting tested each day has dropped from an average of over 7,000 down to around 2,000.

Falling numbers of COVID-19 in South Australia are being blamed for the complacency with testing.

Only 45 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in South Australia since April, with no confirmed cases of community transmission for weeks.

Health authorities are reminding the SA public that tests are free and do not require a referral at most sites.

The drop in testing is in stark contrast to the scenes at Victoria Park’s testing station when thousands flocked to get tested in the south-eastern Adelaide parklands in early August.

The reminder comes after South Australia eased border restrictions with New South Wales and extended its cross-border buffer zone with Victoria to 70km.