19/03/2021

There has been one new case of COVID-19 today, reported from a medi-hotel. There have been a total of 641 cases notified in South Australia.

Today’s case is a man in his 30s who recently returned from overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since his arrival. He is considered an old infection but has been added to our case numbers as he 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

  • 1 new case today
  • 15 active COVID-19 cases, all overseas acquired
  • 641 confirmed cases in total
  • 622 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths
  • 2,786 tests yesterday
  • 1,142,127 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

  • 1,504 vaccines administered yesterday
  • 12,961 total vaccines administered to date

Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccine roll out is set to commence from 22 March. The Australian Department of Health announced yesterday that more than 1000 general practices, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and GP-led respiratory clinics will join the vaccination roll out for this phase.

Services will progressively increase in number to more than 4,000 locations by the end of April.

Australians will be able to find a vaccination provider through the national vaccination information and location service, at the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker.

SA Health is encouraging the community to be patient as more GPs are added to the list and as GPs prepare their booking systems and set up their vaccination clinics.

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