There has been one new case of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 473 cases reported in South Australia.
There are three active cases in SA and 466 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There have been four reported deaths from COVID-19. More than 492,500 tests have been undertaken.
Today’s case is a man in his 20s who recently returned from overseas and returned a positive test while in quarantine. He has been in a medi-hotel since his arrival and is not considered infectious. The current result represents and old infection. As this is his first COVID-19 test, his positive result has been added to our state tally.
A woman in her 40s who returned to South Australia from overseas has also tested positive to COVID-19. As this was a recorded case overseas, this represents an old infection and will not count towards SA’s COVID-19 case numbers.
In light of recent cases, people travelling in or out of New South Wales should monitor NSW Health’s website for the latest updates.
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 www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019, for more information.