There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today. There have now been a total of 503 cases reported in South Australia.
Cross border community update
From midnight tonight, people living in cross border communities will no longer need to have been tested for COVID-19 within the last 7 days in order to enter South Australia. A new direction is now available.
Schoolies event update
While mass gatherings for Schoolies at Victor Harbor will not be taking place this year, the SA government has partnered with Fresh 92.7 to deliver Home Schoolies, a broadcast event on Saturday 21 November from 12.00 pm to 8.00 pm. School leavers are encouraged to register their home party and remember to be COVID safe.
South Australian COVID-19 Cases
Today’s cases are a woman in her 30s and a man in his 50s, who recently returned from overseas and returned positive results in hotel quarantine. They have been in a medi-hotel since their arrival and there is no public health risk.
- 2 new cases today
- 13 active COVID-19 cases
- 2,927 tests yesterday
- 558,519 tests in total
- 503 confirmed cases in total
- 486 people have recovered from COVID-19
- 4 COVID-19 related deaths
Anyone who has recently arrived in SA from NSW and has been to any locations of concern identified by NSW Health, should seek testing and 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.