15/11/2020

There have been four new cases of COVID-19 today, taking South Australia’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 526.

South Australian COVID-19 Cases

  • 4 new cases today
  • 19 active COVID-19 cases
  • 2,036 tests yesterday
  • 589,008 tests in total
  • 526 confirmed cases in total
  • 503 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

Of the four new cases reported today, one is a man in his 30s, who has recently returned from overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since his arrival.

Another case is a woman in her 80s who tested positive at the Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH) emergency department on Saturday, 14 November 2020. The woman is in hospital in a stable condition.

While contact tracing is still underway, two family members of the woman in her 80s have also tested positive.

Of these two cases – a woman in her 50s and a man is his 60s, who are both quarantining in a medi-hotel – one works in a medi-hotel. We are working to confirm this is the cause of initial transmission.

We are in the process of notifying people who may have come into contact with the woman in her 80s at the LMH emergency department between 5.30 pm Friday 13 November and 4.00 am Saturday 14 November.

Anyone who was in the LMH emergency department between 5.30 pm Friday 13 November and 4.00 am Saturday 14 November who has not been contacted by SA Health should self-quarantine immediately and contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787.

In addition, anyone who was at Parafield Plaza Supermarket on Thursday 12 November between 10:30 am and 11:30 am should monitor for symptoms and get tested as soon as symptoms appear.

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 sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019, for more information.