COVID-19 update 171

24 December 2020

New COVID-19 cases

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today.

One case is a male in his 70s who recently returned from overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since his arrival.

One case is male in his 20s who returned a weak positive test, but further serology test results confirmed it was an old infection. However, as it is the first time he has returned a positive test, the result will still be added to our overall case numbers. He is not an active case. No further public health action is required.

COVID-19 testing over the holiday period

COVID-19 testing is available over the holiday period.

Some sites have different opening hours during this time. Check the hours on our website before you attend.

If you have arrived from NSW you are required to get a COVID-19 test on Day 1, Day 5 and Day 12. For more information on testing and self-quarantine requirements for people arriving from NSW visit

South Australia COVID-19 update

  • 2 new cases today
  • 4 active COVID-19 cases
  • 5,007 tests yesterday
  • 800,357 tests in total
  • 568 confirmed cases in total
  • 560 people have recovered
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

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