South Australia has reached its seventh consecutive day with no active COVID-19 cases, however a potential positive case is being investigated.
Further testing is underway after the initial results were deemed inconclusive. The person has a history of overseas travel and it is possible the inconclusive results represent an old infection.
The person will remain in isolation until further test results are returned, with SA Health likely to provide an update within 24 hours.
So far, there has been a total of 443 cases reported in SA. There are no known active cases in SA and 439 people have been cleared of COVID-19. More than 178,500 tests have been undertaken thus far.
As announced earlier this week, due to the increased risk of COVID-19, restrictions on people entering the state from NSW and the ACT will not be eased from 20 July as planned. People entering from NSW and the ACT can still enter SA but will need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.
There is a significantly higher risk of COVID-19 in SA due to the current outbreak in Victoria. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you need to get tested as soon as possible.
If you know someone with symptoms of COVID-19, encourage them to seek testing. Once you get a test, return home immediately and wait for your results. If you receive a negative test result, you should still stay at home and not attend work, school or childcare until you are feeling well again.
Do not go to public places if you are unwell – this includes work, education, childcare, shopping centres, sporting events, social or religious gatherings.
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 symptoms 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 alteration in the sense of taste
SA Health has been notified by NSW Health of a significant outbreak of COVID-19 cases linked to the Crossroads Hotel, Liverpool in Sydney. This hotel is on the Hume Highway and is a popular stop for interstate truck drivers.
Anyone who visited the hotel between 3-10 July must:
- Immediately self-isolate until 14 days after they were last there
- Attend a clinic for testing even if they have no symptoms
- Watch for symptoms and get retested should any respiratory symptoms occur, no matter how mild
- Even if they get a negative test, stay in isolation for 14 days.