COVID-19 update 9 May 2021

09 May 2021

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 740 cases notified in South Australia.


Today’s cases include a man in his 70s and a woman in her 60s, who both acquired their infections overseas. The man has been in a medi-hotel since his arrival and the woman is considered an old infection and has been added to our case numbers as she has not been counted overseas.

A man in his 30s was admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital yesterday and is in a stable condition.

We are closely monitoring the situation in New South Wales with confirmed cases of COVID-19 identified in the community. If you have been in NSW since Friday 30 April 2021, you should closely monitor yourself for symptoms and get tested as soon as they develop, no matter how mild. To check if you have visited any of the NSW exposure sites, visit Contact tracing.

Case breakdown

  • Total new cases today - 2
  • Total number currently in hospital - 2
  • Total cases to date - 740
  • Recovered cases - 710
  • Deaths - 4
  • Tests carried out yesterday - 3,456
  • Total tests to date - 1,296,060

Active cases

  • Active cases - 26
  • Overseas acquired - 26
  • Close contact - 0
  • Locally acquired (contact unknown) - 0
  • Interstate acquired - 0

Vaccination update

  • Total vaccinations administered to date - 197,191*

*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