16/10/2021

There is one new case of COVID-19 today, reported from a medi-hotel. There has been a total of 915 cases notified in South Australia.

Today’s case is a man in his 30s who acquired his infection overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since his arrival.

The Tasmanian Government has identified a number of exposure locations associated with positive cases of COVID-19. If you have visited an exposure location in Tasmania you should quarantine immediately and get a COVID-19 test. Visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDinterstate for more information.

For more information and a list of testing sites visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDcontacttracing.

South Australia COVID-19 total cases

  • 1 new case today
  • 0 people currently in hospital
  • 7 active COVID-19 cases
    • 2 overseas acquired
    • 1 close contact
    • 4 interstate acquired
  • 915 confirmed cases in total
  • 904 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths
  • 5,612 tests yesterday
  • 2,339,838 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

  • 1,961,285 total vaccines administered in South Australia
  • 75.6% first dose vaccinated
  • 58.1% 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.