19/07/2021

There have been three new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 today.

Today’s new cases includes a man in his 80s, who returned from overseas and completed hotel quarantine in New South Wales before returning to South Australia.

In addition, two close contacts have tested positive late this afternoon, a man and a woman both in their 50s.

Two historical infections identified in a medi-hotel have also been added to our case numbers as they’ve not been counted elsewhere.

SA Health have identified a number of exposure locations associated with this positive case. To check if you have visited any of the locations of concern, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDcontacttracing.

Information about Travel restrictions and restrictions on Activities and gatherings will be updated when relevant Directions are written and published.

South Australia COVID-19 update

  • 5 new cases today
  • 1 person currently in hospital
  • 16 active COVID-19 cases
    • 13 overseas acquired
    • 3 locally acquired
  • 836 confirmed cases in total
  • 816 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths
  • 7,166 tests yesterday
  • 1,713,542 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 or visit sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019

South Australian vaccination update

  • 728,716 total vaccines administered in South Australia

South Australians can check their eligibility and locate a vaccination provider by using the Commonwealth Government vaccine eligibility checker.

For more information visit www.covidvaccine.sa.gov.au.