COVID-19 Update 3 August

03 August 2020

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 455 cases reported in SA.

Today’s cases include a man in his 50s who arrived on a repatriation flight from overseas and a man in his 50s who is a close contact of a previously confirmed case.

There are now eight active cases in SA and 443 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There have been four reported deaths from COVID-19. More than 250,000 tests have been undertaken.

From Wednesday 5 August, gatherings at homes in SA will be limited to 10 people and standing consumption of food and drink will be no longer permitted.

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.

Keep up the good work SA and let’s not undo all the good.