17/11/2020

There have been five new cases of COVID-19 today in people aged in their teens through to their 50s, taking South Australia’s total number of cases to 549.

South Australian COVID-19 Cases

  • 5 new cases today
  • 34 active COVID-19 cases
  • 4,546 tests yesterday
  • 595,427 tests in total
  • 549 confirmed cases in total
  • 511 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

Parafield Cluster update

  • Four of today’s cases are linked to the Parafield cluster while one case is still being interviewed
  • One case remains hospitalised in a stable condition
  • All remaining positive cases are in a medi-hotel
  • There are 14 people waiting test results as they are suspected cases
  • As of midday today, the total number of cases linked to the cluster is 20 people

Due to the high risk of onward transmission in the community, suspected cases are considered potentially infectious and immediate public health action is undertaken as a precaution.

There are 34 active cases and around 4,000 contacts of confirmed and suspected cases have been advised to quarantine and are being contacted daily for symptom checks. There have been 511 people cleared of COVID-19 and four reported deaths.

We’re working hard to extend operating hours and capacity at our COVID testing sites. If you were unable to get tested today but you have symptoms, please visit a testing site tomorrow. More than 595,000 tests have been undertaken overall. For a list of sites visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidtesting

Anyone who visited the The Aquadome, 1 Crockerton Rd, Elizabeth on Saturday 14 November between 11.00am – 1.30pm must self-quarantine immediately for 14 days and seek testing.

There are health alerts currently in place for a number of locations and more details and advice can be found at http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidcontacttracing.

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.