South Australia has recorded two new COVID-19 cases today, with one potentially a result of community transmission.
Both new cases are woman in their 20s.
The first is a close contact of a known case, also linked to the cluster confirmed yesterday.
Chief public health officer Professor Nicola Spurrier stated the woman visited a number of public places whilst infectious.
The second case was confirmed very late last night, with Professor Spurrier stating SA Pathology informed the woman this morning after being unable to contact her last night.
This may be an example of community transmission, and is currently being. investigated, with Professor Spurrier’s team to provide a further update later today.
COVID-19 Health Alert issued:
A COVID-19 Health Alert has been issued for locations in Salisbury Downs, Blair Athol and Kilburn concerning the case related to the cluster.
For people who attended the below locations at the relevant times there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19:
- Sat 1 Aug (6.00pm – 8.30pm) – Fernwood Fitness, Salisbury Downs .
- Fri 31 Jul (5.00pm – 7.30pm) – Agha juice house, Blair Athol.
- Wed 29 Jul (5.00pm – 8.00pm) – Najafi Carpet Gallery, 5/392
People who attended these locations at the relevant times should:
- Immediately self-isolate for 14 days from the day you were at the location.
- Seek testing for COVID-19, even if you don’t have any symptoms.
- Call 1800 253 787 for more information.
People who attended the below locations DO NOT need to self-isolate unless contacted by SA Health’s Communicable Disease Control Branch.
However, you should monitor yourself for symptoms and immediately self-isolate and get tested if you develop any symptoms at all, even if mild.
- Tue 28 July (evening) – School of Languages located at Roma Mitchell, Secondary College, Gepps Cross.
- Thu 30 and Fri 31 July – Thebarton Senior College, Torrensville.
- Mon 27, Tues 28 and Wed 29 July – Walkers Arms Hotel, Walkerville.
Further COVID-19 support:
A medi-hotel will be set up in Mount Gambier, and as of tomorrow, there will be a drive-through COVID-19 testing facility in Victoria Park.
Heavy vehicle testing facilities are also going to be set up in Port Augusta and Tailem Bend.
More to come.