South Australia recorded a weekend of no new confirmed cases of COVID-19, despite broadened testing criteria encouraging everybody showing symptoms to get tested.

The state has now recorded 435 positive cases of the coronavirus, an increase of only 6 since the same time last week.

Over 80 per cent of people have recovered from the potentially deadly disease, with 77 active cases remaining in the state.

Seven people are in hospital, with one in intensive care at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

The news follows the launch of an SA “testing blitz” last Thursday,  which has so far seen 5,209 tests undertaken across the state.

Health authorities are now urging young adults who have been showing any cold-like symptoms to get tested,

Meanwhile, hundreds of Australian citizens and permanent residents will land in Adelaide in the first of the flights to get hundreds of thousands of those stuck overseas back home.


Those returning home will be placed into supervised quarantine in Adelaide hotels for the mandatory 14-day period.