21/10/2020

There has been one new case of COVID-19 today. There have now been a total of 485 cases reported in South Australia.

New COVID-19 case

A man in his 30s who recently returned from overseas has been diagnosed with COVID-19. He has been in a medi-hotel since his arrival and tested positive in his day one test. This case poses no public health risk.

South Australian COVID-19 Cases

  • 1 new case today
  • 8 active COVID-19 cases
  • 2,948 tests yesterday
  • 522,919 tests in total
  • 485 confirmed cases in total
  • 473 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

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.