28/10/2020

There has been one new case of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 495 cases reported in South Australia.

South Australian COVID-19 Cases

Today’s case is a woman in her 60s who has recently returned from overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since her arrival. There is no public health risk.

  • 1 new cases today
  • 12 active COVID-19 cases
  • 3,541 tests yesterday
  • 542,038 tests in total
  • 495 confirmed cases in total
  • 479 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

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.