Chief Public Health Officer for SA Health, Associate Professor Nicola Spurrier has announced that the South Australia has recorded three new cases of COVID-19.
SA’s streak of zero COVID-19 cases has been broken with three new cases from the two flights that arrived in SA carrying returning SA residents.
There were no cases from the flight from Malaysia, which was carrying defence force personnel.
The flight from Mumbai which carried permanent SA residents had three positive cases.
“We anticipated that we could get these cases as we know that the case numbers in India are very high,” Professor Spurrier says.
The three positive cases include a three year old girl, a woman in her 30s and another woman in her 40s.
Professor Spurrier says that all three are currently exhibiting little to no symptoms, with the child displaying none. The child’s parents have also tested negative but are being monitored.
All three cases are recovering in quarantine in a hotel in SA, with no breaches of security or PPE.
The isolation facility has nursing staff and GPs on hand to monitor symptoms daily.
This brings the state’s overall cases to 443.
There is no risk to the wider community as the three people have been in quarantine since arrival and will remain in isolation until they are cleared of the virus.
There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19. There have been more than 149,000 tests undertaken in SA
Professor Spurrier also confirmed that the test results of all arrivals, except four individuals, has come out, with the remaining four results to come out shortly.
More to come.