SA declared COVID-19 free

SA declared COVID-19 free

Update: SA has since recorded one new case of COVID-19 on 5 September, its first in nearly two weeks.

With no active cases South Australia has been declared COVID-19 free today by Premier Steven Marshall.

It has been 10 days since SA last reported a positive COVID-19 case, and the state has only recorded 459 positive infections of the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

However, according to SA Health, a woman in her 40s who returned from interstate has tested positive to COVID-19.

She was a confirmed case interstate but was cleared to enter SA and was not considered infectious while travelling.

The woman is now in hotel quarantine, and the current positive result represents an old infection and does not contribute towards SA's COVID-19 case numbers.

As SA currently has its borders open to visitors from Queensland, SA Health has asked all travellers returning from Brisbane and greater surrounds, Logan, Ipswich, Darling Downs, Toowoomba, and the Gold Coast to closely watch for COVID-19 symptoms on their return to SA and to get tested for COVID-19 if any symptoms develop, even if mild.

Despite the declaration that SA is COVID-free, health authorities are still asking those in the state to practice social distancing, good hygiene, and to stay at home if unwell.

Updated at 5:47pm AEST on 2 September 2020.

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