COVID-19 update 26 May 2021

26 May 2021

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today, both reported from a medi-hotel. There have been a total of 752 cases notified in South Australia.

Today’s cases include a man in his 50s and a man in his 20s, who both acquired their infections overseas and have been in medi-hotels since their arrival. The man in his 20s is considered an old infection and has been added to our case numbers as he has not been counted overseas.

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Victoria with confirmed cases of COVID-19 identified in the community. If you have been in Victoria in the past 14 days, visit for information on the testing and quarantine requirements that apply to you.

Case breakdown

  • Total new cases today - 2
  • Total number currently in hospital - 0
  • Total cases to date - 752
  • Recovered cases - 745
  • Deaths - 4
  • Tests carried out yesterday - 4,364
  • Total tests to date - 1,350,665

Active cases

  • Active cases - 3
  • Overseas acquired - 3
  • Close contact - 0
  • Locally acquired (contact unknown) - 0
  • Interstate acquired - 0
  • Under investigation - 0

Vaccination update

  • Total vaccinations administered to date - 279,195

*Figure includes both Commonwealth and SA Health administered vaccines.

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

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