08/01/2021

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.

Queensland update

  • 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