Premier Steven Marshall has confirmed South Australia’s restrictions will not increase as of yet, given the high rate of COVID-19 testing, and compliance with isolation requirements.
SA records two new COVID-19 cases:
Chief public health officer Professor Nicola Spurrier confirmed two new COVID-19 cases, however said she is not concerned, as both cases returned on a repatriation flight earlier this week.
The cases include a woman in her 20s, and a man in his 50s.
No close contacts have been identified, and both are quarantining in a medi-hotel.
Update on the Thebarton cluster:
There are currently five cases from the chain of transmission relating to the Thebarton cluster, and 94 close contacts have been identified.
All close contacts are required to quarantine in a medi-hotel.
Casual contacts relating to the cluster are also required to self-isolate for fourteen days.
Families of the close contacts will also be need to self-isolate.
“I am trying to put a double ring around this chain of transmission,” said Professor Spurrier.
She stated the risk to casual contacts is much lower, however the isolation requirement has been put in place as an additional precaution.
If any family members of the close contacts work in aged care, disability services, or hospital sites, they will be tested for COVID-19 as a priority.
SA’s current COVID-19 numbers:
South Australia has now recorded 459 total cases, with 10 active cases.
445 people have recovered from COVID-19.
Once again, Professor Spurrier urged those with symptoms of COVID-19, even mild, to get tested.
More to come.