South Australia has one new COVID-19 case, detected in an woman in her 20s who travelled into Adelaide from Victoria.
The case is in addition to positive results returned from wastewater testing in both Bolivar and Angaston.
The Victorian resident was travelling with four children aged between 10 – 17, none of whom had permission to enter South Australia.
The group flew into Adelaide on flight JQ774 on September 3, with the intention of flying on to Alice Springs to stay with family there.
The SAPOL process in place at the airport tested the travellers, and detected the positive, with the entire group now placed in a medi-hotel in Adelaide.
All of the travellers were wearing masks during the flight, and the positive female is completely asymptomatic meaning it could be an old infection.
As a safeguard, and to avoid cross-infection, the other family members are staying in separate rooms to the woman.
In addition to the woman who tested positive, community wastewater testing has continued , which this week has returned positive results in the catchment areas of Angaston and Bolivar.
Community wastewater testing is used as an early surveillance method to detect Covid-19 in the community.
While these results don’t necessarily mean we have positive cases in those areas, and further testing will be done, this is a reminder not to be complacent and get tested no matter how mild the symptoms.
The positive Angaston sample comes from an area servicing 2,000 houses.
There has been testing there since the Barossa cluster, and the results could have come from people passing through the area, old positives, or other sources.
The Bolivar catchment area covers 700,000 residences, including Adelaide’s CBD and medi-hotels.
More to come.