South Australia coronovirus update as at 24 February 2021

There has been one new case of COVID-19 today, reported from a medi-hotel. There have been a total of 613 cases notified in South Australia.

Today’s case is a man in his 40s who has returned from overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since his arrival. The case is considered an old infection but has been added to our numbers as it has not previously been counted overseas.

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Case breakdown

  • Total new cases today – 1
  • Total number currently in hospital – 0
  • Total cases to date – 613
  • Recovered cases – 605
  • Deaths – 4
  • Tests carried out yesterday – 4,842
  • Total tests to date – 1,078,780

Active cases

  • Active cases – 4
  • Overseas acquired – 4
  • Close contact – 0
  • Locally acquired (contact unknown) – 0
  • Interstate acquired – 0

Vaccination update

  • Vaccinations administered yesterday – 235
  • Total vaccinations administered to date – 405

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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