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Two New Cases of Coronavirus in SA Linked To Parafield Cluster

Two New Cases of Coronavirus in South Australia Linked To Parafield Cluster
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South Australia has recorded two new COVID-19 infections linked to the state’s Parafield cluster. And it brought the total number of cases to 33.

Now there is a total of 19 active cases in South Australia.

Saturday’s figures bring the state’s total number of cases to 561 since the pandemic began.

South Australia’s Chief Public Health Officer, Nicola Spurrier, said both infected people were already in isolation.

The first one of the cases is a young child. He is a member of the family that gets hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

The child previously tested COVID-19 negative but subsequently returned a positive result.

And another case is a 30-year-old man. He is a student at the Flinders University and pursuing Intensive English Language Institute (IELI).

The man and his family members are asked to confirm if there were “any other locations of interest” to let the people about.

Health Minister Stephen Wade announced that remote Aboriginal communities in SA’s APY Lands would be re-opened “effective immediately”.

Current permit requirements would still apply.

IELI director Ben Rowley said in a statement that, the school had urged all students to quarantine after an earlier student tested positive on November 17.

He said the school was serving closely among SA Health to support contact tracing efforts.

Ben Rowley said, “We have reached out to South Australia Health to offer our help in contacting anyone from the IELI community to assist hurry up contact tracing works.”

Professor Spurrier said the Parafield cluster continued to matter and she was “a little disappointed” in the number of tests managed on Friday, which was 3840.

“I am sure some of the additions to this were it was very hot weather past (Friday) was challenging for somebody to get out,” she said.

Professor Spurrier said, “The COVID-19 testing rate was a bit below, and I need to see it higher. I had felt more convinced if we were examining further people of South Australia with respiratory symptoms.”

In South Australia, nineteen active cases of coronavirus remain, down from 36 earlier in the week as people are cleared of the virus.