17/02/2021

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 606 cases notified in South Australia. Vaccine and COVUD-19 Direction updates.

SA COVID-19 vaccine update

The South Australian COVID-19 vaccination program is expected to begin at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre on Monday 22 February.

Ultra-low temperature freezers to store the vaccine are now installed at both sites, and around 4000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are expected to be delivered over the weekend.

Frontline workers, including medi-hotel and airport red zone staff, will receive the vaccine in the first week, and more than 12,000 people will be vaccinated in the first three weeks.

More information about the vaccine and the vaccine roll out is available at covidvaccine.sa.gov.au.

COVID-19 vaccine FAQs

A series of new frequently asked questions about the South Australian COVID-19 vaccine program are now available, including information on safety and testing.

COVID-19 Direction update

There have been changes to the Public Activities, Supervised Quarantine and Residential Aged Care Facilities Directions.

Case breakdown

Total new cases today

2

Total number currently in hospital

0

Total cases to date

608

Recovered cases

601

Deaths

4

Tests carried out yesterday

6,195

Total tests to date

1,047,665

Active cases

Active cases

3

Overseas acquired

3

Close contact

0

Locally acquired (contact unknown)

0

Interstate acquired

0

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.

More information

SA COVID-19 Information Line 1800 253 787 or visit sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019.