South Australia has recorded its seventh consecutive day with no new COVID-19 cases.
SA’s chief public health officer Professor Nicola Spurrier confirmed the news in a press conference, stating this is a “landmark” moment for the state.
There are still 14 active cases of COVID-19 in the state, however one of the ICU patients has now been moved to a ward in the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
A 68 year old male remains in the ICU.
According to Spurrier, South Australia is in a very strong position in terms of tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, and is retaining high rates of testing, with more than 55,000 tests now conducted.
“We should be feeling very happy about the current situation,” she said.
Spurrier reiterated the importance of continuing to adhere to hand hygiene and social distancing recommendations.
Premier Steven Marshall also spoke, encouraging South Australians to sign up for the COVIDSafe app, stating it is the “ticket out of restrictions.”
Nearly three million people have already downloaded the app.
More to come.