There has been one new case of COVID-19 today. There have now been a total of 519 cases reported in South Australia.

South Australian COVID-19 Cases

Today’s case is in a woman in her 20s who previously tested positive in Victoria in early August, recovered, and was cleared of the virus later that month. She is not symptomatic and is isolating in a medi-hotel. SA Health are undertaking further testing to determine if the case represents an old infection, however as a precaution four contacts have been asked to quarantine.

  • 1 new case today
  • 17 active COVID-19 cases
  • 2,570 tests yesterday
  • 579,055 tests in total
  • 519 confirmed cases in total
  • 498 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

If you have, or if you know someone with symptoms of COVID-19, encourage them to seek testing.

Once you get a test, return home immediately and wait for your results. If you receive a negative test result, you should still stay at home and not attend work, school or childcare until you are feeling well again.

Do not go to public places if you are unwell – this includes work, education, childcare, shopping centres, sporting events, social or religious gatherings.

Everyone must continue to follow measures that will help stop the spread. Practice good hygiene, keep 1.5 metres distance from others and stay at home if you are unwell.

People experiencing any of the following symptoms should be tested for COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills (in the absence of an alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
  • An acute respiratory infection e.g. symptoms of cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath
  • Loss of smell or alteration in the sense of taste

Call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787, or go to www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019, for more information.