03/03/2021

There has been one new cases of COVID-19 today, reported from a medi-hotel. There have been a total of 618 cases notified in South Australia.

Today’s case is a man in his 60s who returned from overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since his arrival. Serology is underway to determine if this is an old infection.

For more information and the latest updates visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidcontacttracing.

South Australia COVID-19 update

  • 1 new case today
  • 4 active COVID-19 cases, all overseas acquired
  • 618 confirmed cases in total
  • 610 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths
  • 3,291 tests yesterday
  • 1,098,890 tests in total

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
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting

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

SA Health-administered vaccination update

  • 406 vaccines administered yesterday
  • 2,326 total vaccines administered to date

The COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) opened yesterday and is the third clinic to open its doors in South Australia.

The WCH clinic will administer the COVID-19 vaccine to its frontline healthcare workers. The clinic will aim to administer around 200 vaccinations in its first week.

SA Health is expecting to receive 20,000 doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine this week.

Find more information on South Australia's COVID-19 vaccine roll out at www.covidvaccine.sa.gov.au.