Just one new case in South Australia as the number of active cases in Victoria falls to zero for first time in almost nine months

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There was just one new case of coronavirus recorded in South Australia on Thursday, with authorities confirming it was not linked to the Parafield cluster.

The cluster remained steady at 27 cases, from 39 active cases state-wide.

This comes from 7,000 tests processed across the state in the 24 hours prior.

SA’s Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier (pictured above) confirmed that around 4,100 close contacts to the Parafield cluster remained in isolation.

“We are just about at the 14 days from exposure for some of those people in quarantine,” she said.

“However, before anyone comes out of quarantine, they need to have been cleared with a final COVID test.”

AnglicareSA advises no new cases at Brompton facility

This came as AnglicareSA provided an update on its Brompton aged care facility.

There were no new cases at the facility after all residents returned negative results from the fourth round of testing completed on Monday.

At the time of the update employee results were still being received, but no new cases had been detected.

The provider confirmed the four employees who tested positive last week remained in medi-hotels.

AnglicareSA CEO Peter Sandeman said the Not For Profit was pleased with the mechanisms in place to protect residents, and that the health and welfare of those in quarantine remained a focus.

“We are very happy that the mechanisms we had in place to protect residents from COVID-19 so far seem to have worked,” he said.

The facility remains in lockdown under a prescribed self-quarantine period until further notice.

Zero active cases in Victoria for the first time in almost nine months

Meanwhile, Victoria chalked up its 25th consecutive day with no new cases or deaths as the last active COVID-19 patient in the state was cleared and discharged from hospital.

This came as almost 10,000 tests were conducted in the 24 hours prior.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews welcomed the figures, but warned that until a vaccine was available there was always a chance that outbreaks could re-emerge.

“Every single Victorian can be proud of the part they’ve played in defeating the second wave but even a big run of days, 25 days of zero, is not the same as having a vaccine,” he said.

“Not everybody gets tested, and because not everybody gets tested perhaps quite as quickly as they should, we have to assume that there is more virus out there.”


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