There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 475 cases reported in South Australia.

Both cases, a man in his 30s and a man in his 50s, recently returned from overseas and tested positive in quarantine. Both cases have been in a medi-hotel since their arrival and there is no public health risk.

The pair tested positive on their day-one test and will remain in isolation.

There are five active cases in SA and 466 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There have been four reported deaths from COVID-19. More than 497,000 tests have been undertaken.

In light of recent cases, people travelling in or out of New South Wales should monitor NSW Health’s website for the latest updates.

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.