COVID-19 update 16 October 2021
16 October 2021
There is one new case of COVID-19 today, reported from a medi-hotel. There has been a total of 915 cases notified in South Australia.
Today’s case is a man in his 30s who acquired his infection overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since his arrival.
The Tasmanian Government has identified a number of exposure locations associated with positive cases of COVID-19. If you have visited an exposure location in Tasmania you should quarantine immediately and get a COVID-19 test. Visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDinterstate for more information.
- Total new cases today - 1
- Total number currently in hospital - 0
- Total cases to date - 915
- Recovered cases - 904
- Deaths - 4
- Tests carried out yesterday - 5,612
- Total tests to date - 2,339,838
- Active cases - 7
- Overseas acquired - 2
- Close contact - 1
- Locally acquired (contact unknown) - 0
- Interstate acquired - 4
- Under investigation - 0
- Total vaccinations administered - 1,961,285
- First dose vaccinated (16+) - 75.6%
- Second dose vaccinated (16+) - 58.1%
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.