There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today, and a total of 571 cases notified in South Australia.
Today’s cases are a female and male, both in their 30s, who have recently returned from overseas and have been in a medi-hotel since their arrival.
Results confirm one of these cases is an old infection, however as it is the first time they returned a positive test, the result will still be added to our overall case numbers.
The other person has been transferred to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and is in a stable condition.
In addition, genomic testing has returned in a previously reported case who had arrived from the United Kingdom.
The genomic sequencing indicates the case is carrying the variant of COVID-19, which has emerged in South East England.
This individual has also been transferred from a medi-hotel to the Royal Adelaide Hospital because they have required treatment but are also in a stable condition.
There is no evidence that this variant of the virus causes more severe disease.
Total new cases today 2
Total number currently in hospital 2
Total cases to date 571
Recovered cases 562
Tests carried out yesterday 3,172
Total tests to date 812,704
Active cases 5
Overseas acquired 5
Close contact 0
Locally acquired (contact unknown) 0
Interstate acquired 0
Under investigation (in quarantine) 0
All South Australians who have symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested on the day symptoms appear.
- 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
For more information: SA COVID-19 Information Line 1800 253 787; sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019