23/08/2020

There has been one new case of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 463 cases reported in SA.

Today’s case is a middle-aged female who has recently returned from interstate and has been in quarantine since her arrival.

There are three active cases in SA and 456 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There have been four reported deaths from COVID-19. More than 349,000 tests have been undertaken.

SA Health is asking all travelers returning from the Greater Brisbane or Ipswich areas to closely watch for COVID-19 symptoms on their return to South Australia and to get tested for COVID-19 if any symptoms develop, even if very mild.

Symptoms include any of the following;

  • chills/fevers
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • muscle soreness
  • vomiting or diarrhoea
  • sudden loss of taste or smell
  • headache
  • fatigue.

Anyone in South Australia who has visited any of the venues posted by Queensland Health during the times and dates listed is requested to self-isolate for 14 days from the date they attended the venue. A list of the venues can be found here.

Travelers returning from the Greater Brisbane and Ipswich areas should not attend nursing or disability homes or visit vulnerable people for 14 days from their return. This includes aged and disability care workers who should have a negative COVID-19 test result before returning to work.

SA Health is encouraging travelers to rethink their travel plans to Queensland where possible as quarantine requirements may change depending on the situation.

Call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787, or go to www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019 for more information.