South Australia coronovirus update as at 9 March 2021

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today, reported from a medi-hotel. There have been a total of 620 cases notified in South Australia.

Today’s cases include a female in her teens and a male in his 60s who both recently returned from overseas and have been in a medi-hotel since their arrival.

Testing returned last night and showed a second strong result for levels of COVID-19 traces within our wastewater. At this stage, given that there is as yet no clear explanation to the wastewater detection result, it’s imperative that anyone who has been in the Adelaide CBD in the past week seek immediate testing if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild.

Case breakdown

  • Total new cases today – 2
  • Total number currently in hospital – 0
  • Total cases to date – 620
  • Recovered cases – 611
  • Deaths – 4
  • Tests carried out yesterday – 2,655
  • Total tests to date – 1,113,208

Active cases

  • Active cases – 5
  • Overseas acquired – 5
  • Close contact – 0
  • Locally acquired (contact unknown) – 0
  • Interstate acquired – 0

SA Health administered vaccinations update

  • Vaccinations administered yesterday – 119
  • Total vaccinations administered to date – 3,824

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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