State’s ‘concerns’ about spike in daily COVID-19 cases, in talks about quarantine hotel capaci …

states concerns about spike in daily covid 19 cases in talks about quarantine hotel capacity

South Australian health authorities are “concerned” with the increasing number of active COVID-19 cases and are now in talks with the federal government about the number of overseas arrivals it can handle.

There are 30 active coronavirus cases in the state, but there remains no community transmission.

The last time the state had this many cases was just before the Parafield cluster, according to SA Health’s chief public health officer Nicola Spurrier.

“This puts me on edge and also members of my staff to make sure we’re still protecting SA so we need to make sure all of our processes in our quarantine stream and medi-hotel are as tight as possible,” she told reporters.

Camera IconTom's Court Hotel is the state’s dedicated COVID-19 patient facility. Dean Martin Credit: News Corp Australia
Camera IconThe state recorded nine new coronavirus cases on Thursday. Dean Martin Credit: News Corp Australia

The state recorded nine new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, which Professor Spurrier described as “really high”.

All are overseas arrivals in medi-hotels and include a female in her teens, a male in his 30s, one female and three males in their 40s…

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