Dr Emily Kirkpatrick, Deputy Chief Health Officer and Minster Wade addressed the South Australian public today regarding the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
Today there are two new cases.
The first case is a male in his 20s, who is an overseas arrival. His case is being treated as a historical case, and he’s been in quarantine since his arrival.
The second case is a woman in her 30s who returned from Victoria yesterday and tested positive yesterday evening. She had two doses of the vaccination.
She had been granted an exemption as a returning SA resident, with 14 days of quarantine, and returned via JQ778 Jetstar flight which arrived at 5:25pm yesterday into SA.
In line with the requirements, she had a negative test on the 30th of September before leaving Victoria, but when she landed on October 1st, and had her test, the results came back positive.
She was asymptomatic, and its believed she’s in the early stages of the virus.
One she arrived at Adelaide Airport, she visited at the women’s bathroom on the ground floor near the luggage carousel, between 5:45pm and 6:15.pm.
The bathrooms are now listed as a Tier 2 site.
She then picked up her bags, went and got tested, and got on the SA Health mini bus to the Pullman.
She’s since been transferred to the Tom’s Court Hotel.
SA Health are now listing Adelaide Airport, between 5:25pm and 6:40pm, as a Tier 4 site.
In relation to the recent positive truck driver cases, 52 close contacts are linked to the Thursday truck driver case, with 34 secondary contacts, but there have been no linked positive cases.
The Friday positive truck driver had 2 linked contacts, who have both tested negative.
In regards to the growing exposure sites in Queensland, there’s a number of separate clusters, so the Level 3 requirements will continue for SA residents returning.
SA Health maintains that checking in with QR codes is still extremely important, as is making sure you are getting your vaccines.
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, please seek testing as soon as possible.
Find your nearest testing site at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtesting
More information is available at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDcontacttracing