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Family cluster fears as state records new COVID-19 cases

Family cluster fears as state records new COVID-19 cases
South Australia has recorded four new cases of coronavirus, including an 80-year-old woman who is being considered as a new community transmission case.
SA Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said the woman was tested in Lyell McEwin Hospital yesterday morning and remains in hospital in a stable condition.
"In the last couple of minutes before coming to the press conference I've also received two positive results from family members of this case," she said.
"Of the two family members there's a female in her 50s and a male in his 60s and the important thing to note is that one of those people works in one of our medi-hotels."
"So that's very early information, we still will be doing genomic testing but obviously this is where we are considering the source to be."
Professor Spurrier said SA Health is in the process of contacting people who may have been in contact with the 80-year-old woman at the Lyell McEwin Hospital.
She was at the hospital at 5.30pm Friday 12 November and 4am Saturday 14 November when she was discharged to return home.
"We have identified that there were approximately 90 people, including staff and patients, who were in that emergency department," she said.
"And out of an abundance of caution we are in the process of instructing all of those people to be in quarantine and we will be arranging testing.

"Today, I am urging anyone in South Australia with any respiratory symptoms to get a COVID-19 test."
Professor Spurrier said the woman in her 80s and the two family members who returned a positive test come from a very large family, sparking cluster fears.
"Four of those people (close contacts) are showing signs of COVID and I'm expecting to get further results through today," she said.
"Any case of this cluster will either be treated at hospital if they need to be hospitalised or in a medi-hotel."