COVID-19 update 5 May 2021

05 May 2021

There has been one new case of COVID-19 today, reported from a medi-hotel. There have been a total of 733 cases notified in South Australia.

Today’s case is a man in his 30s who acquired his infection overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since his arrival.

We are monitoring the current situation in New South Wales and will be updating the locations of concern on our website as they become available.

A number of COVID-19 exposure sites have been identified in Western Australia. For more updates and testing requirements, and to check if you have visited any of the Western Australian exposure sites, visit Contact tracing.

Case breakdown

  • Total new cases today - 1
  • Total number currently in hospital - 2
  • Total cases to date - 733
  • Recovered cases - 699
  • Deaths - 4
  • Tests carried out yesterday - 3,014
  • Total tests to date - 1,283,004

Active cases

  • Active cases - 30
  • Overseas acquired - 30
  • Close contact - 0
  • Locally acquired (contact unknown) - 0
  • Interstate acquired - 0

Vaccination update

  • Total vaccinations administered to date - 177,984*

*Figure includes both Commonwealth and SA Health administered vaccines.

When to get tested?

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