South Australia coronovirus update as at 1 December 2020

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 today. However a routine audit has identified a case which was not previously publicly reported and a total of 562 cases have now been notified in South Australia.

This case was a woman in her 20s who returned from overseas on Sunday 15 November and tested positive while staying in a medi-hotel. She has since been cleared of the virus and has left the medi-hotel.

From today, a number of updates have been made to the Emergency Management Direction 2020. More details can be found at www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations. Under the new Direction, masks must be worn in defined health care, residential care, disability support and aged care services.

The COVID SAfe Check-In app is now available to download in both the Google Play and Apple App Store. Apple users may need to delete and then reinstall the app if the COVID SAfe Check-In option does not appear.

Parafield Cluster

New cases linked to cluster – 0

Total cases linked to cluster – 33

Cases in hospital – 0

Approximate number of contacts in quarantine – 1,100

Case breakdown

Total new cases today – 0

Total number currently in hospital – 0

Total cases to date – 562

Recovered cases – 547

Deaths – 4

Tests carried out yesterday – 6,531

Total tests to date – 732,562

Active cases

Active cases – 11

Overseas acquired – 0

Close contact – 11

Locally acquired (contact unknown) – 0

Interstate acquired – 0

Under investigation (in quarantine) – 0

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

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