SA cases jump to 12 as winery cluster detected

SA cases jump to 12 as winery cluster detected

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall called an unusual second press conference this afternoon following an uptick in COVID-19 cases in relation to a Yattalunga winery and The Greek on Halifax restaurant that was listed earlier as an exposure site.

"It was only a few hours ago that we reported to you that there were just six cases linked to this cluster. Unfortunately we have new cases to report and concerning new exposure sites in addition to that. In fact, we go from six cases in South Australia to 12," the SA Premier said.

Five of the new cases are linked to Tenafeate Creek Wines in Yattalunga which is believed to have been an exposure site on Sunday afternoon from 1:45-4:30pm, and one additional case linked to the Greek restaurant in the Adelaide CBD.

However, of most concern to health authorities is one of the new exposure sites - the Gawler and District College B-12 school.

"We know that one of the people who is now infected was at this site yesterday, so we will be getting in contact with every person that we can who was at these exposure sites," Marshall said.

"This is exactly and precisely why we needed to move South Australia into a lockdown situation.

"This Delta variant is extraordinarily transmissible and this disease thrives on indecision. We've gone hard, we've gone early, we've gone with the cooperation of the people of South Australia, and we need that cooperation to continue into the future."

Click here for a list of exposure sites.

Updated at 4:51pm ACDT on 21 July 2021.

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