There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 571 cases notified in South Australia.
Today’s cases are a female and male, both in their 30’s, who have recently returned from overseas and have been in a medi-hotel since their arrival. Results confirm one of these cases is an old infection, however as it is the first time they returned a positive test, the result will still be added to our overall case numbers. The other person has been transferred to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and is in a stable condition.
In addition, genomic testing has returned in a previously reported case who had arrived from the United Kingdom. The genomic sequencing indicates the case is carrying the variant of COVID-19, which has emerged in South East England. This individual has also been transferred from a medi-hotel to the Royal Adelaide Hospital because they have required treatment but are also in a stable condition. There is no evidence that this variant of the virus causes more severe disease.
- Total new cases today – 2
- Total number currently in hospital – 2
- Total cases to date – 571
- Recovered cases – 562
- Deaths – 4
- Tests carried out yesterday – 3,172
- Total tests to date – 812,704
- Active cases – 5
- Overseas acquired – 5
- Close contact – 0
- Locally acquired (contact unknown) – 0
- Interstate acquired – 0
- Under investigation (in quarantine) – 0
Anyone 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
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