South Australia has recorded no new COVID-19 cases, however yesterday’s three new cases remain active.
The three positive cases include a three year old girl, a woman in her 30s and another woman in her 40s, all of whom are permanent South Australian residents and arrived from Mumbai over the weekend.
“We anticipated that we could get these cases as we know that the case numbers in India are very high,” Professor Spurrier says.
Professor Spurrier says that all three are currently exhibiting little to no symptoms, with the child displaying none. The child’s parents have also tested negative but are being monitored.
All three cases are recovering in quarantine in a hotel in SA, with no breaches of security or PPE.
The isolation facility has nursing staff and GPs on hand to monitor symptoms daily.
There is no risk to the wider community as the three people have been in quarantine since arrival and will remain in isolation until they are cleared of the virus.
Currently, 443 cases have been reported in South Australia, with SA Pathology having conducted more than 151,285 tests so far.
SA Health is urging South Australians to practice good hygiene, keep 1.5 metres distance from others and stay at home if you are unwell.
People experiencing any of the following should be tested for COVID-19:
- Fever or chills (in the absence of an alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
- An acute respiratory infection e.g. symptoms of cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness ofbreath
- Loss of smell or the alteration in the sense of tasteStep 1 of the SA roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions is underway.