27/12/2020

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 571 cases notified in South Australia.

Today’s cases are a female and male, both in their 30’s, who have recently returned from overseas and have been in a medi-hotel since their arrival. Results confirm one of these cases is an old infection, however as it is the first time they returned a positive test, the result will still be added to our overall case numbers. The other person has been transferred to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and is in a stable condition.

In addition, genomic testing has returned in a previously reported case who had arrived from the United Kingdom. The genomic sequencing indicates the case is carrying the variant of COVID-19, which has emerged in South East England. This individual has also been transferred from a medi-hotel to the Royal Adelaide Hospital because they have required treatment but are also in a stable condition. There is no evidence that this variant of the virus causes more severe disease.

Case breakdown

  • 2 new cases today
  • 2 people in hospital
  • 571 cases in total
  • 562 recovered cases
  • 4 deaths
  • 3,172 tests carried out yesterday
  • 812,704 test in total

Active cases

  • 5 active cases
  • 5 overseas acquired
  • 0 close contact
  • 0 locally acquired (contact unknown)
  • 0 interstate acquired
  • 0 under investigation (in quarantine)

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

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