28/12/2020

There has been one new case of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 572 cases notified in South Australia.

Today’s case is male in his 30’s, who has recently returned from overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since their arrival. Results confirm this case is an old infection, however as it is the first time they returned a positive test, the result will still be added to our overall case numbers.

Case breakdown

  • 1 new case today
  • 2 people in hospital
  • 572 cases in total
  • 563 recovered cases
  • 4 deaths
  • 4,357 tests carried out yesterday
  • 817,061 test in total

Active cases

  • 5 active cases
  • 5 overseas acquired
  • 0 close contact
  • 0 locally acquired (contact unknown)
  • 0 interstate acquired
  • 0 under investigation (in quarantine)

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

For more information: SA COVID-19 Information Line 1800 253 787 or sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019