11/09/2020

One new inactive case, and Christmas pageant update

Christmas pageant update

This year's Christmas pageant will go ahead on November 14 in a COVID Safe format at Adelaide Oval.

The twilight event will be broadcast live, with further details will soon be released by event organisers soon.

New case - old infection

A woman in her 20s who arrived in South Australia from overseas has tested positive to COVID-19 on her day 12 test after going straight into quarantine on her arrival. The result represents an old infection and she is not considered infectious, posing no wider risk to public health. She is currently in quarantine in a medi-hotel and is not considered an active case. As this is the first time she has returned a positive test, the case has been added to our state tally.

The woman returned a negative day 1 test, however, it is not uncommon for people with an old infection to return both positive and negative results on subsequent tests as the virus continues to shed.

There have now been a total of 466 cases reported in SA.

South Australian COVID-19 Cases

  • 1 new case today
  • 0 active COVID-19 cases
  • 3,277 tests yesterday
  • 416,649 tests in total
  • 466 confirmed cases in total
  • 462 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.