Five new cases of an outbreak in Adelaide’s northern suburbs have been reported in South Australia.
One is connected to the Brompton Anglicare elderly care home, while the other three are family members of a security guard at the Adelaide CBD Peppers medi-hotel.
Professor Nicola Spurrier, Chief Public Health Officer, says that the fifth result has just come through and the interview process is still ongoing.
The latest cases range from a teen to a person in their 50s.
The cluster is now connected to a total of 20 cases.
Spurrier claims that an additional 14 individuals have been found to be “high-risk” and could return positive results.
She added, however, that it was too early to say” just how common the virus in the community may be.
After being deemed near contacts of a reported outbreak, more than 4,000 individuals have now been forced to self-quarantine.
Premier Steven Marshall reiterated that the state is still in the opening stages of coping with the Parafield cluster, “particularly nasty.”
“We can and we must rise to the challenge – and that is exactly and precisely what South Australia has done,” he said.
“Everybody must play their role in making sure that we stop this disease in its tracks.
“We have beaten clusters before … and we will beat the cluster at Parafield but we must do it together.”