One new COVID-19 case linked to SA Parafield Cluster, still no community transmission • Glam Adelaide

One new COVID-19 case linked to SA Parafield Cluster, still no community transmission

Chief Public Health Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier said if there has been community transmission, it will be seen this week, but stated she is “quietly confident.”

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South Australia’s emergence from lockdown has continued, after the stay at home order was officially lifted at midnight on Saturday.

The Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, and the Northern Territory borders are open to South Australia, and the Premier has said it is hoped all borders can be normalised soon.

Although positive about the coming weeks, the Premier reiterated South Australia is “not out of the woods yet.”

He stressed maintaining the testing regime, hand hygiene, physical distancing, and the wearing of masks when physically distancing is not possible.

Chief Public Health Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier said if there has been community transmission, it will be seen this week, but she is “quietly confident.”

“We did get this very early on,” she stated.

Masks are encouraged if physical distancing is not possible, and SA Health is working to make disposable face masks more accessible for the South Australian public.

Working from home, if possible, is also encouraged for this week.

Last week, over 77,000 tests were conducted in South Australia.

Anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, is encouraged to get tested.

COVID-19 Case Update:

South Australia has one new COVID-19 case, with Professor Spurrier confirmed it is linked to the Parafield Cluster.

The person has been in quarantine since early last week.

27 cases are now linked to the cluster, and one person hospitalised but stable.

Over 4,000 people are currently in quarantine.

South Australia’s current active COVID-19 case number stands at 38.

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