COVID-19 Update 23 September

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 468 cases reported in SA.

Both cases arrived from overseas and have been in hotel quarantine since their arrival. The man and woman, both in their 20s, tested positive on their day one test and will remain in isolation at their medi-hotel.

There are two active cases in SA and 462 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There have been four reported deaths from COVID-19. More than 450,000 tests have been undertaken.

From tomorrow, the border restriction with New South Wales will be lifted. This means people entering SA from NSW from will from tomorrow no longer need to quarantine for 14 days.

People currently in quarantine and people arriving between now and midnight tonight will still have to complete the full 14 day quarantine period. This is because people who have arrived in the preceding 14 days present a different health risk.

If you have, or 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.