COVID-19

Recent wastewater testing results return “negative” for COVID-19

The most recent testing results received last night of wastewater in the CBD have returned negative for COVID-19.

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today, both reported from a medi-hotel, and a total of 626 cases notified in South Australia.

One case is a man in his 50s who recently returned from overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since his arrival. His case is considered an old infection but has been added to the state’s case numbers as he has not been diagnosed and counted overseas.

The other case is a man in his 30s who recently returned from overseas and has been in medi-hotel since his arrival. Serology is underway to determine if this is an old infection.

The most recent testing results received last night of wastewater in the CBD have returned negative. Regular samples will be taken and trends will be monitored, with the most likely explanation for higher results over the weekend being attributed to shedding of old cases and the high concentration of visitors in the CBD.

Case breakdown

Total new cases today: 2
Total number currently in hospital: 0
Total cases to date: 626
Recovered cases: 618
Deaths: 4
Tests carried out yesterday: 3,764
Total tests to date: 1,122,985

Active cases

Active cases: 4
Overseas acquired: 4*
Close contact: 0
Locally acquired (contact unknown): 0
Interstate acquired: 0

SA Health administered vaccinations update

Vaccinations administered yesterday: 860
Total vaccinations administered to date: 5,822

All South Australians who have symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested on the day symptoms appear. Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills (in the absence of an alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
  • An acute respiratory infection e.g. cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath
  • Loss of smell or alteration in the sense of taste
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting

For more information: SA COVID-19 Information Line 1800 253 787; sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019.

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