One new case of coronavirus was confirmed in South Australia today, after 14 days of the state recording zero new COVID-19 cases, bringing SA’s total number of cases to 439. The 70-year-old man migrated to Australia from the UK in March and developed symptoms like loss of taste and smell.
Chief public health officer Dr Nicola Spurrier said the latest case is a good reminder to South Australians that the pandemic is not over and everyone must remain vigilant and compliant. Dr Spurrier also expressed confidence in the fact that the case was likely not one of community transmission.
“It doesn’t make me personally nervous, but I think it is a timely reminder to people that COVID-19 has not disappeared,” Dr Spurrier said.
“Whilst it is still in the world, and it will be so for a long time, it is very important we continue to do what we have been doing, particularly around the hygiene and the social distancing.
“Once we start to see some easing of the restrictions and some adjustments, we need to keep doing those sorts of things.”