South Australia coronovirus update as at 18 December 2020

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 563 cases notified in South Australia.

In light of recent cases in New South Wales, people travelling in or out of NSW should monitor NSW Health’s website for the latest updates.

Anyone who has arrived in SA from NSW and has been to the Northern Beaches LGA since Friday 11 December is required to home quarantine.

Anyone who is already in SA and has been to the Avalon Bowling Club and theAvalon RSL will be required to enter hotel quarantine. If you arrive in SA andhave been at one of these two high community transmission venues since Friday11 December, you will not be permitted to enter SA.

Parafield Cluster

New cases linked to cluster – 0

Total cases linked to cluster – 33

Cases in hospital – 0

Approximate number of contacts in quarantine – 0

Case breakdown

Total new cases today – 0

Total number currently in hospital – 0

Total cases to date – 563

Recovered cases – 559

Deaths – 4

Tests carried out yesterday – 1,868

Total tests to date – 778,385

Active cases

Active cases – 0

Overseas acquired – 0

Close contact – 0

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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