South Australia has officially recorded its first new COVID-19 case in seventeen days.
Premier Steven Marshall confirmed the case in a press conference today.
The case is an Adelaide woman who recently completed two weeks of quarantine in Victoria, after returning from overseas.
The woman returned two negative test results throughout her mandatory quarantine period in Victoria.
After being tested again in South Australia, the results were deemed positive, however the woman is in recovery, and is not contagious.
“SA Health is not concerned about this person, although she is going to remain in 14 day isolation,” stated Premier Marshall.
The news comes after Victoria recorded the highest daily increase in cases since the pandemic first hit Australia, with 317 cases reported today.
South Australia’s hard border with Victoria remains in place, with Premier Marshall stating as of midnight July 18, all those arriving in the state must undergo a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival, and another on day 12 of quarantine.
If this is not adhered to, persons will receive a $1000 fine.
More to come.