20/10/2020

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 484 cases reported in South Australia.

South Australian COVID-19 cases

  • 0 new cases today
  • 8 active COVID-19 cases
  • 2,067 tests yesterday
  • 519,971 tests in total
  • 484 confirmed cases in total
  • 472 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

Home Quarantine App

A procurement process is underway for a new home quarantine app that would ensure eligible arrivals into South Australia could safely quarantine from home instead of in a medi-hotel.

The app would only be available to those eligible to home quarantine in South Australia, or close and casual contacts of confirmed cases. At this stage, international travellers would continue to quarantine in medi-hotels.

The app will ask the person to verify their location and identity at random intervals during their quarantine period. If a person cannot successfully verify their location or identity when requested by the app, SA Health will notify SA Police who will conduct an in-person check on the person in quarantine to ensure they are complying with home quarantine.

The app will be a voluntary alternative to quarantine in a medi-hotel and people will need to provide fully informed consent. The app will fully comply with State and Commonwealth privacy, data and records management regulations.

Anyone who has recently arrived in South Australia from New South Wales and has been to any of the locations identified by NSW Health, should self-isolate immediately.

If you have, or if you know someone with symptoms of COVID-19, encourage them to seek testing. Once you get a test, return home immediately and wait for your results. If you receive a negative test result, you should still stay at home and not attend work, school or childcare until you are feeling well again.

Do not go to public places if you are unwell – this includes work, education, childcare, shopping centres, sporting events, social or religious gatherings.

Everyone must continue to follow measures that will help stop the spread. Practice good hygiene, keep 1.5 metres distance from others and stay at home if you are unwell.

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.