Premier "hopeful" SA spread has stopped as two new cases reported

Premier "hopeful" SA spread has stopped as two new cases reported

With South Australia reporting just two new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 today, the state's Premier is "hopeful" the spread of the Delta variant has been stopped.

"I'm still extraordinarily hopeful that we have been able to stop the spread of this disease," Marshall said.

"Hopefully over this seven-day lockdown period we can stop it dead in its tracks but that will only happen with the continued cooperation of all South Australians."

Both of SA's two new cases are linked to a cluster at the Tenafeate Creek winery in Yattalunga, bringing the total connected to the state's outbreak to 14

The update from the Premier comes after a record number of COVID-19 tests were undertaken yesterday, with 17,592 people coming forward to get tested.

However, Marshall noted that with the large number of South Australians in directed quarantine that still need to get tested there may be more new infections uncovered in the coming days.

"There's still a huge number of test results to come in, a huge number of people who are in directed quarantine at the moment," Marshall said.

SA now has more than 70 COVID-19 exposure locations, and the Premier has urged residents to regularly check the SA Health website to see if they have visited any of the sites.

Updated at 12.28pm AEST on 22 July 2021.

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