10/10/2021

There is one new case of COVID-19 today. There has been a total of 911 cases notified in South Australia.

Today’s case is a male in his teens who travelled on flight VA219 from Melbourne to Adelaide on 4 October. He has been in a medi-hotel since his arrival. Flight VA219 will now be treated as a transmission site and SA Health are ensuring that quarantine arrangements for all passengers reflect this higher level of concern.

A location listed yesterday evening has been revised. We are aware the truck driver reported yesterday did not QR check-in at sites therefore we may see further exposure locations listed as new information comes to light.

TIER 3 Exposure Site:

  • Port Augusta – Port Augusta On The Run, cnr Augusta Hwy and Northern Power Station Rd
    Friday 8 October – 11.00pm to Saturday 9 October 12.30am
    (*formally listed as Port Augusta BP Nullabor Truckstop)

South Australia COVID-19 total cases

  • 1 new case today
  • 0 people currently in hospital
  • 5 active COVID-19 cases
    • 1 overseas acquired
    • 4 interstate acquired
  • 911 confirmed cases in total
  • 901 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths
  • 5,228 tests yesterday
  • 2,304,811 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 eg, cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath
  • Loss of smell or alteration in the sense of taste
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting.

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

South Australian vaccination update

  • 1,859,448 total vaccines administered in South Australia
  • 72.6% first dose vaccinated
  • 54.7% second dose vaccinated

South Australians can check their eligibility and locate a vaccination provider by using the Commonwealth Government vaccine eligibility checker.

For more information visit www.covidvaccine.sa.gov.au.