18/03/2021

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today, both reported from a medi-hotel. There have been a total of 640 cases notified in South Australia.

Today’s cases include a woman in her 30s and a child, who both recently returned from overseas and have been in a medi-hotel since their arrival. The woman in her 30s is considered an old infection but has been added to our case numbers as she has not been diagnosed and counted overseas.

SA Health is continuing to monitor COVID-19 in New South Wales and Queensland. For more information and the latest updates visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidcontacttracing.

South Australia COVID-19 update

  • 2 new cases today
  • 15 active COVID-19 cases, all overseas acquired
  • 640 confirmed cases in total
  • 621 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths
  • 3,003 tests yesterday
  • 1,139,341 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 e.g. cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath
  • Loss of smell or alteration in the sense of taste
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting

For more information: SA COVID-19 Information Line 1800 253 787 | sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019

SA Health-administered vaccination update

  • 1,531 vaccines administered yesterday
  • 11,362 total vaccines administered to date

Find more information on South Australia's COVID-19 vaccine roll out at www.covidvaccine.sa.gov.au.