COVID-19 update 21 October 2021

21 October 2021

There is one new historical case of COVID-19 today, reported from a medi-hotel. There has been a total of 917 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 into South Australia. The case is not active but has been included in our case numbers as it has not been counted overseas.

For more information and a list of testing sites visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDcontacttracing.

Case breakdown

  • Total new cases today - 1
  • Total number currently in hospital - 0
  • Total cases to date - 917
  • Recovered cases - 905
  • Deaths - 4
  • Tests carried out yesterday - 5,540
  • Total tests to date - 2,365,193

Active cases

  • Active cases - 8
  • Overseas acquired - 3
  • Close contact - 1
  • Locally acquired (contact unknown) - 0
  • Interstate acquired - 4
  • Under investigation - 0

Vaccination update

  • Total vaccinations administered - 2,035,423
  • First dose vaccinated (16+) - Data unavailable
  • Second dose vaccinated (16+) - Data unavailable

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.

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