Zero COVID 19 cases again as second streak rolls on

Zero COVID-19 cases again as second streak rolls on

Ben Brennan, The Advertiser

South Australia recorded another day of no known active coronavirus cases on Sunday, after celebrating its first day with zero active patients on Friday.

There have now been 435 South Australian cases cleared and more than 78,800 tests since February.

There were 1119 tests conducted on Saturday. One person is still in hospital recovering but is not an active case.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in South Australia has now remained at 439 for the past 10 days. The state also went 14 days straight without diagnosing a new case before the last confirmed infection.

The Northern Territory and ACT also have no known active cases.

Four people have died in South Australia since the outbreak began in February.

Those who experience respiratory symptoms, fevers or chills, or who lose their sense of smell or taste, should still seek a coronavirus test, SA Health says.


Marshall faces new challenge to cure economy’s ills

Huge leap in number of South Australians applying for JobKeeper

Could AFL return to Adelaide Oval before end of year?

The continued success against the virus is not stopping preparations for potential future surges though.

Premier Steven Marshall and Health Minister Stephen Wade said today nine new temporary treatment spaces were being added to the Women’s and Childrens Hospital at a cost of $900,000.

“South Australia has successfully flattened the curve, but there will be future outbreaks – we need to be ready to respond to them,” Mr Marshall said.

Health Minister Stephen Wade and Premier Steven Marshall. Photo: AAP/Brenton Edwards
media_cameraHealth Minister Stephen Wade and Premier Steven Marshall. Photo: AAP/Brenton Edwards

Mr Wade said the units, which were paid for by the Federal Government, would increase the hospital’s COVID-19 treatment capacity while also limiting infection risks for staff and patients.

The innovative modular units will be fitting with equipment found in standard emergency department bays.

Contractors are working to them installed on Sir Edwin Smith Drive and connected to the hospital’s Emergency Extended Care Unit by the end of the month.

Read More

About No Specific Author

Check Also

Coronavirus Latest on COVID 19 from around the world

Coronavirus: Latest on COVID-19 from around the world

Almost 18 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally, and 685,000 have now died. Nearly 300,000 people were reported infected in the past 24 hours and 6400 dead. Here are the latest developments from around the world. Europe Ireland Ireland's chief medical officer on Saturday described a recent spike…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

← back to terreno homes for sale in naples florida | terreno single family homes. Semi dedicated hosting. Il nuovo saga costa 1000 dollari ed è costruito su un hardware della società di smartphone osom.