COVID-19 update 26 January 2021

26 January 2021

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 596 cases notified in South Australia.

People currently in South Australia who have been in New Zealand on or after 14 January 2021 must submit to a COVID-19 test within 24 hours and self-quarantine until they receive a negative test result, and get tested again in five days and 12 days. There is no requirement to self-quarantine after receiving the first negative result, unless symptomatic.

People already in Australia who are travelling to SA and have been in New Zealand on or after 14 January 2021 must submit to a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival and self-quarantine until they receive a negative test result. They must get tested again on day 5 and day 12. There is no requirement to self-quarantine after receiving the first negative result, unless symptomatic.

People travelling from NZ on or after 26 January and arrive in SA having been in NZ in the last 14 days must quarantine at a medi-hotel and undergo COVID-19 testing on day one, five and 12.

For more information and the latest updates visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidcontacttracing.

Case breakdown

  • Total new cases today - 0
  • Total number currently in hospital - 0
  • Total cases to date - 596
  • Recovered cases - 592
  • Deaths - 4
  • Tests carried out yesterday - 2,653
  • Total tests to date - 947,023

Active cases

  • Active cases - 0
  • Overseas acquired - 0
  • Close contact - 0
  • Locally acquired (contact unknown) - 0
  • Interstate acquired - 0

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; sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019