COVID-19 update 2 March 2021

02 March 2021

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 617 cases notified in South Australia.

One case is a woman in her 60s who recently returned from overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since her arrival. The second case is a woman in her 60s who is considered to have an old infection but has been added to our case numbers as she had not been diagnosed and counted overseas.

Further test results have indicated a recent case within our medi-hotel has been identified with the COVID-19 UK strain. In SA there have been a total of seven cases of the COVID-19 strain first detected in the UK and one case with the strain of COVID-19 first detected in South Africa.

In addition, upon further investigation a previously reported case has confirmed their diagnosis was recorded overseas and has subsequently been removed from our case numbers.

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Case breakdown

  • Total new cases today - 2
  • Total number currently in hospital - 0
  • Total cases to date - 617
  • Recovered cases - 610
  • Deaths - 4
  • Tests carried out yesterday - 2,382
  • Total tests to date - 1,095,599

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 - 290
  • Total vaccinations administered to date  - 1,920

All South Australians who have symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested on the day symptoms appear.

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