02/03/2021

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 617 cases notified in South Australia.

One case is a woman in her 60s who recently returned from overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since her arrival. The second case is a woman in her 60s who is considered to have an old infection but has been added to our case numbers as she had not been diagnosed and counted overseas.

Further test results have indicated a recent case within our medi-hotel has been identified with the COVID-19 UK strain. In SA there have been a total of seven cases of the COVID-19 strain first detected in the UK and one case with the strain of COVID-19 first detected in South Africa.

In addition, upon further investigation a previously reported case has confirmed their diagnosis was recorded overseas and has subsequently been removed from our case numbers.

For more information and the latest updates visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidcontacttracing.

South Australia COVID-19 update

  • 2 new cases today
  • 3 active COVID-19 cases, all overseas acquired
  • 617 confirmed cases in total
  • 610 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths
  • 2,382 tests yesterday
  • 1,095,599 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

  • 290 vaccines administered yesterday
  • 1,920 total vaccines administered to date

The COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) opened today and is the third clinic to open its doors in South Australia.

The WCH clinic will administer the COVID-19 vaccine to its frontline healthcare workers. The clinic will aim to administer around 200 vaccinations in its first week.


SA Health is expecting to receive 20,000 doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine this week.

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