WATCH LIVE: Steven Marshall press conference today with update on possible new SA COVID-19 case in Adelaide
South Australian authorities are providing a COVID-19 update after a possible coronavirus case at a hospital in Adelaide.
Urgent testing is underway to determine if the infection is newly acquired or an old case after a patient returned a positive test at Modbury Hospital on Monday morning.
SA Premier Steven Marshall, Chief Public Health Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier and Police Commissioner Grant Stevens will provide a COVID-19 update at 11.30am (ACST). You can watch the press conference LIVE in the video player BELOW.
The positive test may be the result of virus shedding from an old infection.
The hospital’s emergency department is in lockdown and a number of staff have been placed in quarantine as a precaution.
A school in Adelaide’s north is also closed as South Australians remain on high alert for possible infections.
The Elizabeth Vale School says it has been informed that a member of its community may have come in contact with someone diagnosed with the virus.
It says it will remain closed to allow SA Health to establish if there is any risk to the community.
The possible infections came after SA revised border restrictions because of a positive case of the virus in Mildura in Victoria’s west.
People who came to SA from Mildura since July 11 will now be required to quarantine for 14 days and get three COVID-19 tests.
– with AAP