07/09/2020

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 464 cases reported in SA.

New drive-through testing facility

A new drive-through COVID-19 testing location has opened at Angaston Hospital to provide easier access to testing for those in the local community.

It will be open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, 7 days a week. All ages welcome and no booking or GP referral required. This facility is for cars and motorbikes only (no walk-ins or cyclists).

New COVID-19 case (Saturday 5 September)

A woman in her 20s, who was transiting through South Australia while relocating to the Northern Territory, was diagnosed with COVID-19. She has been in quarantine at a medi-hotel since her arrival in SA.

Wastewater testing results
There have recently been two positive tests from our wastewater testing. The samples were taken at the Bolivar and Angaston treatment plants, which are the wastewater catchments for 700,000 houses and 2,000 respectively.

While the source of the samples cannot be determined, the results could be linked to previously known cases. These results are a strong reminder to everyone to get tested if you develop symptoms.

South Australia testing number update

More than 400,000 COVID-19 tests have now been undertaken in South Australia.

Now is not the time to be complacent. Anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, should get tested. Find more information at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtesting.

There are no active cases in SA and 460 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There have been four reported deaths from COVID-19. More than 401,000 tests have been undertaken.

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 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), for more information.