COVID-19 Update 17 June

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 today. The total number of cases reported in SA remains at 440.

There are no active cases of COVID-19 in South Australia and 436 people have been cleared of COVID-19.

We have undertaken a risk assessment for a 35-year-old male who recently travelled to Adelaide from Pakistan, via Melbourne, who tested positive for COVID-19 in Melbourne on 9 June.

Upon arrival in Adelaide on 16 June, the man was tested and returned a low-positive result, however, in accordance with national guidelines it has been determined that he is not an active case and there is no risk to the public.

There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19. There have been more than 130,000 tests undertaken in SA.

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 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 the alteration in the sense of taste

The State Government has announced a further easing of current Step 2 restrictions from Friday 19 June 2020. Further information is available at SA.GOV.AU.

For more information the general public should call SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 or go to www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019.

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