05/03/2021

There are no new cases of COVID-19 today. 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

  • 0 new cases 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
  • 2,298 tests yesterday
  • 1,103,980 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

  • 380 vaccines administered yesterday
  • 3,062 total vaccines administered to date

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

Testing reminder for parents and carers

While there is no known transmission of COVID-19 in South Australia, parents are reminded not to send their children to school or child care if they are unwell.

Children can be tested at Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi drive-through, Flinders Medical Centre and Lyell McEwin Hospital COVID-19 testing sites.

There are also other testing options for children like GPs, respiratory clinics and private pathology drive-through testing sites.

Parents should speak to their GP if their child has fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, diarrhoea or vomiting. They will assess your child and advise if they should have a COVID-19 test. In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

More information and testing options is available at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtesting.