COVID-19 Update 17 August

17 August 2020

There has been one new case of COVID-19 today. There have now been a total of 462 cases reported in SA.

Today’s case is a female in her 30s who returned to Adelaide on a repatriation flight and has been quarantining in a medi-hotel since her arrival.

There are eight active cases in SA and 450 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There have been four reported deaths from COVID-19. More than 323,000 tests have been undertaken.
From this Friday, a range of businesses including hospitality, gyms and fitness centres, indoor and outdoor sports clubs, swimming centres, social and community clubs, religious or faith-based ceremonies, supermarkets and hardware stores, distribution centres, and businesses or activities that are required to have a COVID Management Plan must have a COVID Marshal
The online training package for COVID Marshals will be available this afternoon at SA Gov.

There is a significantly higher risk of COVID-19 due to current outbreaks interstate. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you need to get tested as soon as possible.

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, for more information.