01/03/2021

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 and the latest updates visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidcontacttracing.

South Australia COVID-19 update

  • 3 new cases today
  • 6 active COVID-19 cases (including 3 under investigation)
  • 616 confirmed cases in total
  • 606 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths
  • 1,808 tests yesterday
  • 1,093,218 tests in total

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

SA Health-administered vaccination update

  • 149 vaccines administered yesterday
  • 1630 total vaccines administered to date

South Australia’s third COVID-19 vaccine freezer arrived at the Lyell
McEwin Hospital today. This specialised Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer
is designed to operate efficiently at −70 degrees Celsius and can store
up to 280,000 vaccine doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

SA Health clinics have already provided almost 2,000 doses in the first
week of the vaccine rollout to medi-hotel and airport staff, including
frontline healthcare workers in testing clinics and Emergency
Departments.

Find more information on South Australia's COVID-19 vaccine roll out at
www.covidvaccine.sa.gov.au.