31/12/2020

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today, both reported from a medi-hotel. There have been a total of 576 cases notified in South Australia. New border restrictions come into effect at 12:01 am on 1 January.

Today’s cases are a man in his 20’s who has recently returned from overseas and a woman in her 20’s who is a close contact from a previous case. Both cases have been in a medi-hotel since their arrival.

Further testing on a case from Victoria has confirmed an old infection that was already reported in Victoria. This case has been removed from SA's total.

Case Breakdown

Total new cases today

2

Total number currently in hospital

1

Total cases to date

576

Recovered cases

565

Deaths

4

Tests carried out yesterday

5,996

Total tests to date ­­

830,746

Active Cases

Active cases

7

Overseas acquired

7

Close contact

0

Locally acquired (contact unknown)

0

Interstate acquired

0

Under investigation (in quarantine)

0

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 | sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019