Numerous RAT Collection Sites Open Up Statewide In South Australia

Marshall confirms stock in hand

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Several new state-run sites have opened up across South Australia, providing rapid antigen tests to those in need.

The state recorded 3,777 new cases of COVID infections on Thursday, as 290 patients remain in hospital.

Premier Steven Marshall said the RAT collection points will reduce the difficulty for residents who are unable to travel to receive a DIY or PCR test.

“We are receiving around 200,000 RAT tests every day, and the state now has 1.4 million in stock,” Marshall said.

Marshall also confirmed an order for 5 million more DIY testing kits has been placed.

The sites now in operation include Port Augusta, Berri-Barmera, Murray Bridge, Mount Gambier and Port Adelaide.

Residents will also be able to purchase a RAT when sites at Onkaparinga, Playford and Salisbury open up next week.

“Providing easy access to Rapid Antigen Tests for South Australians who are close contacts is another plank in our strong plan in response to the Omicron variant."

- Premier Steven Marshall

"These three new metro sites, which complement the South Parklands supersite and our numerous regional sites, will help keep South Australians safe and our economy strong."

On Wednesday, South Australia aligned with Victoria and New South Wales bringing the interval for booster shots forward from four months down to three.

South Australia recorded 11 further COVID-related deaths on Thursday.

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20 January 2022

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