Coronavirus SA: ‘Possible’ COVID-19 case in SA, first case in weeks

South Australia might have a “possible” scenario of coronavirus from an overseas traveller who has returned to the state by way of Victoria, authorities have discovered.

The prospective new scenario, an Adelaide lady who had returned to Melbourne before this month from overseas, is undergoing further checks right after her original COVID-19 take a look at was inconclusive.

An SA Well being spokeswoman explained the woman’s original take a look at might have located an “old infection”.

She explained SA Pathology had not had any “false-positive” benefits.

But as a precaution, all beneficial benefits are retested.

SA has recorded sixteen days of zero cases. There have been 443 community cases considering that the pandemic began.

The Advertiser has discovered a Bordertown truckie who brought about a community scare on Friday visited Sydney’s Crossroads Resort, which has a main cluster of 34 cases.

He is in isolation right after his adverse take a look at.

The SA health spokeswoman explained further testing of the most recent affected individual was getting undertaken late on Wednesday.

Her benefits will be recognized on Thursday when an announcement is expected.

The lady, who authorities refused to provide further information about, is in taxpayer-payer quarantine at the town-based Pullman Resort, in Hindmarsh Sq. with each other with 4 Victorian stowaways.

Travellers will be forced to pay out from Saturday.

“The individual has a background of overseas travel and original South Australian benefits were inconclusive and might characterize an old an infection,” she explained.

“The individual will stay in isolation until the benefits of further checks are clear.”

Despite obtaining been briefed on the prospective scenario, Well being Minister Stephen Wade would not reveal any other particulars about the affected individual, when they were analyzed, from where they arrived or where they are in quarantine.

Mr Wade claimed he permit clinicians disclose scenario particulars but fronted the public on Thursday with out any senior medico – these kinds of as chief public health officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier.

He denied getting “aware” of any “public health risk”.

“Through this pandemic we’ve had a quantity of situations where doable cases arise,” he explained.

Mr Wade discovered the doable scenario in the course of an announcement about the required testing of hospital staff who are needed to put on specific masks.

Opposition health spokesman Chris Picton accused the Minister of not getting clear.

“South Australians have performed an fantastic position adhering to COVID restrictions and in return they are entitled to transparency from the governing administration,” he explained

“Stephen Wade evidently knows much more about this than he is letting on. He suggests he’s been briefed on the scenario but he will not convey to the public information about the scenario.

“Why will not he be upfront with South Australians about this prospective new scenario?”

Victoria has recorded 238 new cases overnight, with three deaths in the previous 24 several hours.

Police and troops are patrolling the “hard border” with Victoria amid mounting fears the escalating coronavirus disaster poses “a clear danger to public health”.

Only vital travellers and community citizens can enter the border. Any resident have to quarantine but vital travellers have to put on protective products even though travelling but then isolate.

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