Today marks South Australia’s first day with no active COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started.
Professor Nicola Spurrier confirmed the news in the local daily update, with the result seeing South Australia reach its eighth consecutive day with no new COVID-19 cases.
One patient remains in hospital in recovery but is not considered an active case.
In her report, Professor Spurrier reiterated South Australians must not become complacent, stressing the importance of hand hygiene and social distancing.
Whilst South Australia is maintaining its tight border restrictions, people can still enter the state (and quarantine for 14 days) and certain essential travellers can get an exemption (e.g. emergency services, compassionate reasons, transport and freight services).
SA Health has stated there is still a risk of new cases from people coming into South Australia from other states and territories.
More to come.