SA on alert over new COVID-19 case

SA on alert over new COVID-19 case

An 81-year-old man in South Australia has tested positive to COVID-19 at Modbury Hospital.

The man had previously travelled with his daughter to Argentina where he received one COVID-19 vaccination while overseas.

Upon arrival into Australia, he quarantined for two weeks in New South Wales. SA Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier says the man was quarantining both in a medi-hotel and hospital during this period due to his health.

She added the man suffered from a fall and was hospitalised for 10 days before entering South Australia on 8 July.

After suffering from symptoms over the weekend, he visited Modbury Hospital and returned a positive result at 2:30am today.

A total of 16 people have been identified as close contacts. His daughter and grandson returned a negative result.

The grandson normally attends Elizabeth Vale Primary School but it has been confirmed he did not attend during the holidays. The school will reopen tomorrow.

It is unknown whether the man's daughter has received any vaccination.

No lockdown has been announced, but further restrictions will be imposed. A risk assessment is currently being undertaken at the hospital.

The following locations are confirmed exposure sites:

  • Modbury Commonwealth Bank
    Tuesday 13 July: 10:00am - 11:15am
    Wednesday 14 July: 10:30am - 12:15pm
     
  • Aldi, St Agnes Shopping Centre
    Tuesday 13 July: 10:20am - 11:30am
     
  • Hindmarsh Gaganis Brothers
    Friday 16 July: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
     
  • The Golden Grove OPSM
    Saturday 17 July: 3:00pm - 4:45pm
     
  • Golden Grove Village Shopping Centre
    Saturday 17 July: 3:00pm - 4:45pm
     
  • The Grove Newsagency, Golden Grove Village Shopping Centre
    Saturday 17 July: 3:30pm - 4:45pm 
     
  • Glenelg - Wigley Reserve
    Friday 16 July: 12:30pm - 1:15pm

Updated at 3:09pm AEST on 19 July 2021.

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