South Australia coronovirus update as at 16 May 2021

There has been one new case of COVID-19 reported today. There have been a total of 742 cases notified in South Australia.
Today’s case is a teenager who is a returned traveller from overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since their arrival. The source of the case is under investigation and is likely to be an old infection.

A man and woman in their 30s both remain in the Royal Adelaide Hospital in stable conditions.

We are closely monitoring the situation in Victoria and New South Wales, with confirmed cases of COVID-19 identified in the community. Anyone who has been in Victoria since Thursday 6 May 2021 should closely monitor for symptoms and get tested as soon as they develop, no matter how mild.

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 Victorian or NSW exposure sites, visit

Case breakdown

  • Total new cases today – 0
  • Total number currently in hospital – 2
  • Total cases to date – 742
  • Recovered cases – 724
  • Deaths – 4
  • Tests carried out yesterday – 3,249
  • Total tests to date – 1,317,981

Active cases

  • Active cases – 14
  • Overseas acquired – 13
  • Close contact – 0
  • Locally acquired (contact unknown) – 0
  • Interstate acquired – 0
  • Under investigation 1

Vaccination update

  • Total vaccinations administered to date were not available at the time of reporting.

*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
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