08/02/2021

There has been one new case of COVID-19 today, reported from a medi-hotel. There have been a total of 603 cases notified in South Australia. Interstate COVID-19 exposure locations and medi-hotel testing updates.

Interstate COVID-19 exposure locations

New COVID-19 public exposure locations have been identified in Victoria and New South Wales. Please continue to monitor the SA Health website for the latest information and advice at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidcontacttracing.

Medi-hotel testing

Testing is an essential element of South Australia’s plan to protect the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Daily saliva testing of medi-hotel staff has been introduced to ensure cases of COVID-19 are identified quickly to reduce the potential for transmission. The daily saliva testing will be in addition to the weekly nose and throat swab testing.

COVID-19 case update

Today’s case is a man in his 20s who recently 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
  • 3 active COVID-19 cases
  • 3,627 tests yesterday
  • 994,479 tests in total
  • 603 confirmed cases in total
  • 596 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

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