South Australia has recorded six new cases of COVID-19 as the statewide lockdown continues.
- The SA government called a late press conference to announce the new cases
- SA Health has described two locations as “super-spreading events”
- More positive cases are expected
Premier Steven Marshall said it was “exactly and precisely why we needed to move South Australia into a lockdown situation”.
Health authorities said five of the cases were at the Tenafeate Creek Winery in Yattalunga, north of Adelaide, which was visited by someone with Covid on Sunday afternoon.
They include a man aged in his 40s, a woman and a man in their 50s, a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 80s.
The sixth new case is a young child under five, who attended the Greek on Halifax restaurant in Adelaide’s CBD on Saturday night.
A number of new exposure locations have been released, including the Gawler and District B to 12 School, north of Adelaide.
An infected person attended that school on Monday.
It brings the number of people infected in the latest cluster to 12.
“I would say that both the Greek on Halifax and this winery are examples of super-spreading events and yes it is very serious,” Chief Public Health Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier said.
“If you were there at that winery and you haven’t received an SMS from us, you haven’t had any contact from our staff, get tested and put yourself into quarantine, it is so extraordinarily important.
“It can sometimes take two or three hours to do the contact tracing interview. Given that we’ve only received these results earlier today all of that is in train.
“So I think people in South Australia do need to prepare themselves for more cases, that’s certainly my expectation.”
Mr Marshall said all South Australians needed to remain vigilant.
“This Delta variant is extraordinarily transmissible and this disease thrives on indecision,” he said.
“We’ve gone hard, we’ve gone early, we’ve gone with the co-operation of the people of South Australia and we need that co-operation to continue into the future.”
The list of coronavirus exposure sites across Adelaide is growing.
There are more than 50 locations now listed on the SA Health website.
The new locations include the Evanston, Gawler and District College B-12, Gym24Seven at Para Hills West and Centrelink at Modbury.