There have been no new cases of COVID-19 today.
In a health industry briefing this morning by business organisation Showcase SA, which took the reins from Brand South Australia 12 months ago, Professor Nicola Spurrier said, there continued to be no cases of community transmissions, and “We can more or less say that we don’t have the disease (in SA) now.”
In her presentation to the corporate networking group, Spurrier continued to stress, that now is absolutely the time to test, if you have ANY respiratory symptoms, because with the easing of restrictions, it’s also when we’re most vulnerable as a state. She also stressed that we would inevitably get more cases in SA in the future, so maintaining social distancing and hygiene remained as crucial as ever.
There have been a total of 440 cases reported in SA.
There are no active cases of COVID-19 in South Australia and 436 people have been cleared of COVID19.
There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19. There have been more than 141,000 tests undertaken in SA.
Everyone must continue to follow measures that will help stop the spread. Practice good hygiene, keep 1.5 metres distance from others and stay at home if you are unwell.
People experiencing any of the following should be tested for COVID-19:
• Fever or chills (in the absence of an alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
• An acute respiratory infection e.g. symptoms of cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath
• Loss of smell or the alteration in the sense of taste
More information on the easing of restrictions is available at SA.GOV.AU.
For more information the general public should call SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 or go to www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019.
Keep up the good work SA and let’s not undo all the good.