COVID-19 update 8 March 2021

08 March 2021

There are no new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 618 cases notified in South Australia.

Positive COVID-19 wastewater results were detected in a catchment which includes the Northern part of the Adelaide CBD over the weekend. SA Health is reviewing the distribution of old cases in medi-hotels in this catchment area. The wastewater samples from this catchment have been recollected and results are expected later this evening.

At this stage, given that there is as yet no clear explanation to the wastewater detection result, it’s imperative that anyone who has been in the Adelaide CBD in the past week seek immediate testing if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild.

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Case breakdown

  • Total new cases today - 0
  • Total number currently in hospital - 0
  • Total cases to date - 618
  • Recovered cases - 611
  • Deaths - 4
  • Tests carried out yesterday - 1,901
  • Total tests to date - 1,110,553

Active cases

  • Active cases - 3
  • Overseas acquired - 3
  • Close contact - 0
  • Locally acquired (contact unknown) - 0
  • Interstate acquired - 0

SA Health administered vaccinations update

  • Vaccinations administered yesterday - 120
  • Total vaccinations administered to date  - 3,705

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
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting

For more information:  SA COVID-19 Information Line 1800 253 787;