Australia’s safest state: Where health authorities have recorded ZERO coronavirus cases in a day despite ramping up testing
One Australian state has recorded no new cases of coronavirus despite testing ramping up.
Health authorities in South Australia announced on Saturday that there were no positive cases of COVID-19 recorded overnight.
South Australia’s Premier Steven Marshall said these were ‘very good results.’
The news came after more than 2000 people were checked on Thursday in a testing blitz.
The Premier said there were ‘a huge number of results coming in over the past two days’ and he was ‘thankful there is nothing alarming’.
An additional 2000 people were tested on Friday and those results will be known on Sunday.
The state has conducted a total of 41,000 tests which is 2.5 per cent of the population.
There have been 435 coronavirus cases in South Australia and 89 remain active.
Seven people are in hospital and two South Australians are in ICU.
Four people have died.
Across Australia 6,563 people have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
Another Queenslander has died from COVID-19 after travelling on a cruise liner, while eight people have tested positive for the disease overnight.
The 83-year-old man died while quarantining in Sydney after he was a passenger on the Celebrity Eclipse, Health Minister Steven Miles says.
‘That means there is a family in Queensland today grieving for the loss of a loved one,’ he told reporters on Saturday.
There were eight new COVID-19 cases diagnosed overnight, bringing the total number of people infected in the state since the crisis began to 1014. Of those, 738 people have recovered.