18/05/2021

There are four cases of COVID-19 today, which are all being considered as old infections. There have been a total of 746 cases notified in South Australia.

Today’s cases include a man and woman in their 20s, and two teenagers, who all acquired their infections overseas and have been in medi-hotels since their arrival. They have been added to our case numbers as they have not been counted overseas. All four were travelling with a case reported on Saturday 15 May that has also been reclassified as an old infection.

A man and woman in their 30s both remain in the Royal Adelaide Hospital in stable conditions.

We are closely monitoring the situation in Victoria and New South Wales, with confirmed cases of COVID-19 identified in the community. Anyone who has been in Victoria since Thursday 6 May 2021 should closely monitor for symptoms and get tested as soon as they develop, no matter how mild.

Victoria and New South Wales locations

SA Health are closely monitoring the situation in Victoria, with confirmed cases of COVID-19 identified in the community.

Anyone who has been in Victoria since Thursday 6 May 2021 should closely monitor for symptoms and get tested as soon as they develop, no matter how mild.

Details of restrictions on people who were in certain locations in VIC can be found on Travel restrictions.

Restrictions have been lifted on people wishing to enter SA from certain NSW locations.

South Australia COVID-19 update

  • 4 new cases today
  • 2 people currently in hospital
  • 9 active COVID-19 cases, all overseas acquired
  • 746 confirmed cases in total
  • 733 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths
  • 2,353 tests yesterday
  • 1,322,736 tests in total

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.

For more information: SA COVID-19 Information Line 1800 253 787 or visit sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019

South Australian vaccination update

  • 233,985 total vaccines administered in South Australia

South Australians can check their eligibility and locate a vaccination provider by using the Commonwealth Government vaccine eligibility checker.

For more information visit www.covidvaccine.sa.gov.au.