COVID-19

Five Days Of Zero COVID-19 Cases & Which Restrictions Likely To Ease First In SA

South Australia’s Premier Steven Marshall joined by Dr Nicola Spurrier discussed the current COVID-19 situation today.

South Australia’s Premier Steven Marshall joined by Dr Nicola Spurrier discussed the current COVID-19 situation.

Beginning by thanking South Australians for sending students back to school today, Mr Marshall says that this is a sign that we are on the road out.

Elective surgery is also set to resume as of today, as SA receives another one million pieces of PPE.

Case Update

Dr Spurrier announces SA’s fifth day in a row of zero new cases, leaving the SA case total at 438.

The rate of recovered now stands at a milestone 95%, with only 20 active cases.

There are still however, four individuals in hospital with two in ICU, both in critical condition.

Dr Spurrier says that the seven individuals with COVID-19 and unknown epidemiological links, will be studied further.

NEWSLETTER

The SA testing blitz has to day seen 14,289 tests making 25% of all SA COVID-19 tests, which has now surpassed 53,000 since February.

The blitz will conclude this Thursday, but Dr Spurrier says that clinics will still continue to make testing readily available.

She also states that these statistics are a positive sign in terms of adjusting social isolation practices.

In regards to easing restrictions, once this occurs it will affect both laws and advice, such as travelling to SA regions. Sport. particularly in schools, sizes of funerals and weddings, will be initial restrictions looked at.

Dr Spurrier says that from a common perspective, pubs, clubs and restaurants will be further down the line in terms of easing restrictions.

More to come.

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