COVID-19

Two new COVID-19 cases for SA, both overseas acquired

Today’s COVID-19 cases include two woman in their sixties who have returned to SA from overseas.

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today, and a total of 617 cases notified in South Australia.

One case is a woman in her 60s who recently returned from overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since her arrival. The second case is a woman in her 60s who is considered to have an old infection but has been added to our case numbers as she had not been diagnosed and counted overseas.

Further test results have indicated a recent case within our medi-hotel has been identified with the COVID-19 UK strain. In SA there have been a total of seven cases of the COVID-19 strain first detected in the UK and one case with the strain of COVID-19 first detected in South Africa.

In addition, upon further investigation a previously reported case has confirmed their diagnosis was recorded overseas and has subsequently been removed from our case numbers.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout visit www.covidvaccine.sa.gov.au

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There have been three new cases of COVID-19 today, all reported from a medi-hotel. There have been a total of 616 cases notified in South Australia.

Today’s cases include a man in his 60s and two males in their 30s who all recently returned from overseas and have been in a medi-hotel since their arrival. Serology is underway to determine if these are old infections.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout visit www.covidvaccine.sa.gov.au

Case breakdown

Total new cases today 2
Total number currently in hospital 0
Total cases to date 617
Recovered cases 610
Deaths 4
Tests carried out yesterday 2,382
Total tests to date 1,095,599

Active Cases

Active cases 3
Overseas acquired 3
Close contact 0
Locally acquired (contact unknown) 0
Interstate acquired 0

SA Health administered vaccinations update

Vaccinations administered yesterday 290
Total vaccinations administered to date 1,920

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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