South Australia has recorded another new COVID-19 case in an essential worker returning from Victoria.
The man is a South Australian resident, who tested positive after his second mandatory COVID-19 test.
The man has been in quarantine since arriving back in the state, with chief public health officer Professor Nicola Spurrier stating he has been in quarantine since the infectious period.
Professor Spurrier stated the man had relatively mild symptoms but did report a loss of taste.
She urged any South Australians experience loss of taste or smell to undergo a COVID-19 test, as it is a specific symptom of the infection, and one that is only becoming more common.
The man lives with his wife and teenage daughter, both of whom are now in quarantine.
The daughter’s boyfriend is also in quarantine, as he had spent time in the house.
Professor Spurrier commented these are currently the only three close contacts of the man, and none are displaying symptoms.
They will be tested now, and again before leaving quarantine.
The man will no longer be isolating at home, and will be moved to a facility where he can quarantine safety.
Testing rates in South Australia continue to climb, with SA Pathology having conducted more than 3,300 tests yesterday.
Professor Spurrier stated border restrictions are still being looked at, and stressed the need to continue physical distancing.
“We’re not over COVID-19 yet, we still have that threat,” she said.
Today’s COVID-19 update comes after South Australia recorded two new cases yesterday, although only one was deemed active.
More to come.