COVID-19 Update 30 August

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 463 cases reported in SA.

There is one active case in SA and 458 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There have been four reported deaths from COVID-19. More than 376,500 tests have been undertaken.

However, a male in his 20s who travelled to South Australia has tested positive to COVID-19. He was a confirmed case overseas but was cleared and not considered infectious whilst travelling. He is now in hotel quarantine in South Australia. The current result represents an old infection and will not count towards South Australian COVID-19 case numbers.

There is a significantly higher risk of COVID-19 due to current outbreaks interstate.

SA Health is asking all travellers returning from Brisbane and greater surrounds, Ipswich, and the Gold Coast, to closely watch for COVID-19 symptoms on their return to South Australia and to get tested for COVID-19 if any symptoms develop, even if very mild.

Symptoms include any of the following: chills/fevers, sore throat, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, muscle soreness, vomiting or diarrhoea, sudden loss of taste and smell, headache, or fatigue.

Anyone in South Australia who has visited any of the venues posted by Queensland Health during the times and dates listed is required to self-isolate for 14 days from the date they attended the venue.

A list of the QLD locations and venues can be found here.

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.

Call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787, or go to www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019 for more information.