COVID-19 update 16 October 2021

16 October 2021

There is one new case of COVID-19 today, reported from a medi-hotel. There has been a total of 915 cases notified in South Australia.

Today’s case is a man in his 30s who acquired his infection overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since his arrival.

The Tasmanian Government has identified a number of exposure locations associated with positive cases of COVID-19. If you have visited an exposure location in Tasmania you should quarantine immediately and get a COVID-19 test. Visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDinterstate for more information.

Case breakdown

  • Total new cases today - 1
  • Total number currently in hospital - 0
  • Total cases to date - 915
  • Recovered cases - 904
  • Deaths - 4
  • Tests carried out yesterday - 5,612
  • Total tests to date - 2,339,838

Active cases

  • Active cases - 7
  • Overseas acquired - 2
  • Close contact - 1
  • Locally acquired (contact unknown) - 0
  • Interstate acquired - 4
  • Under investigation - 0

Vaccination update

  • Total vaccinations administered - 1,961,285
  • First dose vaccinated (16+) - 75.6%
  • Second dose vaccinated (16+) - 58.1%

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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