COVID-19 Update 22 July

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today. There have now been a total of 446 cases reported in SA.

One case is a woman in her 50s who has returned from interstate and had a history of overseas travel. She has been in quarantine since her arrival in Australia and will continue to isolate as she is considered an active case.

The other case, a woman in her 30s, is considered to have an old infection. She undertook mandatory quarantine in Adelaide after arriving from overseas and is not considered an active case.

There is now one active case in SA and 441 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There have been four reported deaths in SA. More than 195,000 tests have been undertaken.


There is a significantly higher risk of COVID-19 due to current outbreaks interstate. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you need to get tested as soon as possible.

SA residents returning from Victoria are permitted to enter the state and undergo 14 days of quarantine. Victorian residents will not be permitted to enter SA. Non-essential travellers and non-residents from NSW and the ACT are permitted to enter SA but must undertake 14 days self-quarantine and get two COVID-19 tests on days one and 12.

If you know someone with symptoms of COVID-19, encourage them to seek testing. Once you get a test, return home immediately and wait for your results. If you receive a negative test result, you should still stay at home and not attend work, school or childcare until you are feeling well again.

Do not go to public places if you are unwell – this includes work, education, childcare, shopping centres, sporting events, social or religious gatherings. 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 symptoms 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 alteration in the sense of taste

Call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787, or go to www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019, for more information. Keep up the good work SA and let’s not undo all the good.