COVID-19

Two new COVID-19 cases and crucial vaccination milestone met

There are two new cases of COVID-19 confirmed today in South Australia, taking the state total to 928 cases notified in SA. Both cases come from individuals in their 20s, who acquired their infection interstate.

There are two new cases of COVID-19 confirmed today in South Australia, taking the state total to 928 cases notified in SA. Both cases come from individuals in their 20s, who acquired their infection interstate.

One is a man in his 20s and another is a female in the same age bracket. One of the cases returned back to their state of residence to quarantine, however will still be counted in South Australia’s final active cases count. As of yet, there is no news as to where the second individual is quarantining.

Today’s COVID update also comes as it was announced South Australia clocks over the crucial 80 per cent vaccinated milestone. The massive achievement means the state is on track with its predicted COVID recovery, with the Premier stating earlier this week he hopes to see SA reach the next 90 per cent fully vaccinated rate by December.

7,222 COVID tests were carried out yesterday, as the state also announced several exposure sites in connection to a positive case travelling on an individual on a Qantas flight tested positive.

If you attended an exposure location, you are required to follow the relevant health advice.

CLOSE CONTACT EXPOSURE LOCATION: 

Qantas Flight QF739 – Sydney to Adelaide 

  • Wednesday 24 November – arrived 2.10pm

Unvaccinated contacts – If you are unvaccinated and were at the above Close contact exposure location at the specified date and time, you must: 

  • immediately quarantine for 14 days since you were at the location
  • get tested immediately
  • get tested again on day 6 and day 13

Vaccinated contacts – If you are vaccinated and were at the above Close contact exposure location at the specified date and time, you must:

  • immediately quarantine for 7 days since you were at the location 
  • get tested immediately
  • get tested again on day 6 and day 13
  • not attend high risk settings or COVID Management Plan events for 14 days after exposure 
  • wear a surgical mask when around others 
  • avoid contact with vulnerable people, avoid non-essential activities where possible and avoid shared spaces and maintain physical distancing on days 8 to 14 after exposure.

CASUAL CONTACT EXPOSURE LOCATIONS

Berri – Riverland Hokkien Chinese Restaurant (Patrons)

  • Wednesday 24 November – 7.15pm to 7.55pm

Qantas Flight QF679 – Melbourne to Adelaide 

  • Tuesday 23 November – arrived 10.20am

If you were at one of the above Casual contact exposure locations at the specified dates and times, you must:

  • get tested immediately and quarantine until you receive a negative result
  • get tested again on day 6 and day 13
  • wear a surgical mask when around others at all times
  • avoid contact with vulnerable people (elderly, pregnant, young children), avoid non-essential activities where possible, avoid shared spaces and maintain physical distancing.

LOW RISK CASUAL CONTACTS

Adelaide Airport

  • Wednesday 24 November – 2.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Tuesday 23 November – 10.20am to 11.00am

Elizabeth – Elizabeth Shopping Centre (Including Target)

  • Wednesday 24 November – 12.30pm to 1.00pm

Green Fields – Mobil X Convenience

  • Wednesday 24 November – 2.15pm to 2.30pm

Mawson Lakes – Woolworths

  • Wednesday 24 November – 2.00pm to 2.15pm

Torrensville – Kalymnos Pastries

  • Tuesday 23 November – 11.15am to 11.55am

If you were at one of the above low-risk casual contact locations, monitor yourself for symptoms and get tested as soon as they develop.

If you were at any of the above locations, but not at the specified date and time, monitor yourself for symptoms and get tested as soon as symptoms develop.

You may not always receive a call, SMS or email from SA Health. You must follow the relevant health advice even if you have not been contacted.

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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