South Australia has reported one new case of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, in a returned overseas traveller that came home from India.
The state’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Michael Cusack, today told reporters the man – who is aged in his 30s – arrived in SA on August 4 and initially returned a negative COVID-19 test result in hotel quarantine but his day 12 results came back positive.
The man still has mild symptoms and health authorities have identified three close contacts – all family members.
The man and his family have also been moved today from one quarantine hotel to another due to comfort concerns for some of those close contacts, Dr Cusack said.
They will all remain in quarantine for the remainder of the fortnight infection period.
The new case brings the total number of currently active cases in the state to seven, and 461 infections have been identified since the beginning of the pandemic.