COVID-19 Update 6 August

06 August 2020

There has been one new case of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 457 cases reported in SA.

Today’s case is a woman in her 20s linked to the Thebarton cluster. This takes the total number of cases linked to this cluster to five. She will be required to isolate in a medi-hotel.

Around 70 close contacts will be required to quarantine in a medi-hotel and approximately 1,100 casual contacts are required to self-isolate until Saturday 15 August.

There are now eight active cases in SA and 445 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There have been four reported deaths from COVID-19. More than 264,000 tests have been undertaken.

A new drive-through COVID-19 testing location has opened in Aldinga at the GP
Plus Health Care Centre. It can be accessed via Pridham Boulevard and no bookings or GP referrals are required.

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.