There have been three new cases of COVID-19 today, all reported from a medi-hotel. There have been a total of 585 cases notified in South Australia.
Today’s cases include a man in his 40s, a man in his 60s and woman in her 30s, who all recently returned from overseas and have been in a medi-hotel since their arrival.
In addition, genomic sequencing results indicate a further two of our previously announced cases have the more-virulent UK strain.
- Anyone who arrived in SA from Greater Brisbane between Saturday 2 January and Thursday 7 January must get a test immediately and again in 5 days. There will be no requirement to isolate while awaiting test results.
- Anyone who arrives today from Greater Brisbane, must get a test immediately, and again on day 5 and day 12. There will be no requirement to isolate while awaiting test results.
- Anyone who arrives from Greater Brisbane from tomorrow 9 January, must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days commencing on the last day you were in Queensland, and get tested on day one, 5 and day 12.
Everyone should continue to monitor the SA Health website for the latest information.
South Australian COVID-19 cases
- 3 new cases today
- 12 Active cases
- 0 people in hospital
- 585 cases in total
- 569 recovered cases
- 4 deaths
- 5,482 tests carried out yesterday
- 874,438 test 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.
For more information: SA COVID-19 Information Line 1800 253 787 | sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019