South Australia Covid-19: Man in critical condition with South African tribe in hospital in Adelaide

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A man in his 40s is in critical condition in Adelaide hospital with South African coronavirus strain

  • Adelaide man with a South African variant of Covid-19 brought to intensive care
  • He was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital on Saturday and moved on Sunday
  • The man, in his 40s, is one of 12 people with Covid-19 in South Australia

A South Australian man believed to have the South African variant of Covid-19 is in a critical condition in hospital.

The man, in his 40s, was placed in the intensive care unit at Royal Adelaide Hospital on Saturday.

Acting Chief Public Health Officer Michael Cusack said the man had likely contracted the highly contagious South African strain of the virus.

The man, in his 40s, was placed in the intensive care unit at Royal Adelaide Hospital on Saturday

The man, in his 40s, was placed in the intensive care unit at Royal Adelaide Hospital on Saturday

Acting Chief Public Health Officer Michael Cusack said the man contracted the highly contagious South African strain of the virus

Acting Chief Public Health Officer Michael Cusack said the man contracted the highly contagious South African strain of the virus

Acting Chief Public Health Officer Michael Cusack said the man contracted the highly contagious South African strain of the virus

“One person has been taken from Tom’s Court [medi-hotel] to the Royal Adelaide Hospital this morning because they didn’t feel well and are currently being examined there, ”said Dr. Cusack.

This is a man in his 40s who we think has the South African variety.

“Obviously, if someone is found to be so sick that they need to go to hospital, we have concerns about their well-being, but they are clearly in the right place.”

The man is one of 12 people in the state who contracted the virus from abroad.

South Australia Health on Sunday identified a new case in hotel quarantine.

“Today’s case is a child who recently returned from abroad and has been sitting in a medi hotel since her arrival,” the department said in a statement.

“She’s considered an old infection, but was added to our case numbers because she was not diagnosed and counted abroad.”

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