Thursday, December 9, 2021

Northern Territory miner’s family including baby covid positive

South Australia’s one new local case of COVID-19 is the baby of a Northern Territory miner who returned to the state last Friday.
SA Premier Steven Marshall said the miner’s wife and four children were now all COVID-positive, including a baby less than 12 months in age.
“Our thoughts are with this family at the moment,” he said.
SA Chief Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said the baby is “clinically well”, however the miner remains “very unwell”.
Professor Spurrier said the miner and his family had followed all the correct procedures after testing positive to COVID-19.
“He and his family have done exactly the right thing,” she said.
There will be no reduction to the restrictions currently in place in the state.
However, the state may be in a positive to ease restrictions next week, Professor Spurrier said.
“We just need to assess the risk not only in our own state but also our surrounding neighbours,” she said.
There are nearly 500 primary and secondary close contacts linked to the miner and his family isolating.
All 17 close contacts of the family have returned negative test results.
Another case was also detected in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

moment,” he said.

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SA Chief Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said the baby is “clinically well”, however the miner remains “very unwell”.
Professor Spurrier said babies have tested positive in the state before and they did not tend to have serious symptoms.
“Little ones can catch COVID,” she said.
“Whilst children can catch COVID, they don’t tend to get as sick.”

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