COVID-19 Update 16 November

16 November 2020

Good evening everyone. There are currently 34 active cases of COVID-19 in South Australia. Check out the dashboard for further details. Thank you for your ongoing support and care to your patients. Testing clinics have been very busy today, so we are encouraging only those who are symptomatic and those who are close contacts or have visited an at risk location to get tested. Any issues, please email me at Health.COVID-19GPLiaison@sa.gov.au

Parafield cluster

13 of today's cases are linked to the Parafield Cluster. In addition, there are three suspected cases in children linked to the cluster. Two cases are hospitalised in stable condition and all the remaining positive cases are in a medi-hotel. 

The total number of cases and suspected cases linked to the Parafield Cluster is 19 people.

Other cases

Five cases reported today are international arrivals who are currently in quarantine in a medi-hotel.

COVID-19 health alert

SA Health has identified a number of locations of concern. Anyone who visited these locations should monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if symptoms appear. The list of locations and advice can be found at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDcontacttracing.

Restrictions update

From midnight tonight, a number of new restrictions will come into effect. More information, including an updated Direction, will be available at www.covid-19.sa.gov.au.

Translated resources

A number of SA Health resources, including videos, audio recordings and fact sheets, have been translated into many languages. Find these resources at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtranslated

Testing locations

All three labs are busy testing thousands across the state. SA Health’s pop up testing sites will continue operating and the LHN sites as well. Clinpath have a new drive-through site at Port Adelaide Drive Through Station, 7 Gracechurch Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015, opening at 8am-4pm Monday to Friday.

Other Clinpath COVID-19 testing sites are listed here: www.clinpath.com.au/covid-19/drive-through-test-stations/ Please note a GP referral form is no longer required for a COVID-19 only test at Clinpath. Please refer to the  www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidtesting

South Australian COVID-19 cases

  • 18 new case
  • 34 active COVID-19 cases
  • 1,873 tests yesterday
  • 590,881 tests in total
  • 544 confirmed cases in total
  • 506 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths