South Australia has recorded another spike in Covid-19 cases as the state introduces a raft of new restrictions to combat the latest outbreak. 

SA Health confirmed 995 new Covid-19 cases were detected on Tuesday – up from 842 infections reported on Monday. 

There are now 36 people hospitalised with Covid-19 and five patients in intensive care. 

 

South Australia records ANOTHER spike in Covid-19 cases as Premier introduces new restrictions
South Australia records ANOTHER spike in Covid-19 cases as Premier introduces new restrictions

Covid-19 cases in South Australia have climbed to 995 infections on Tuesday (pictured, a worker sanitises a table at the Adelaide Airport pop up bar)

The state has now surpassed more than 5,200 infections since November 23, of the cases four in five tested positive for the Omicron variant. 

There are 4,767 cases in home quarantine and 86 cases in supervised isolation. 

SA Health urged residents to closely monitor themselves for any symptoms and to immediately get tested as soon as they appear. 

The surge in infections comes as Premier Steven Marshall announced new restrictions which came into effect at midnight on Sunday.

South Australia recorded 774 new cases on Sunday – its highest daily tally of Covid-19 infections – prompting restrictions on density limits and caps on gatherings.

 

South Australia records ANOTHER spike in Covid-19 cases as Premier introduces new restrictions
South Australia records ANOTHER spike in Covid-19 cases as Premier introduces new restrictions

The state has now surpassed more than 5,200 infections since November 23 (pictured, healthcare workers test residents for Covid-19)

Home gatherings will be slashed from 30 to 10 people, while density limits for hospitality venues will be cut to one per four square metres indoors, and one per two square metres outdoors. 

Gyms will also be restricted to one person per seven metres.

‘We are increasingly concerned about the Omicron variant,’ Mr Marshall said.

‘It will overwhelm our health systems right across the country if we don’t take action.

‘We’ve got to swing into action to save lives.’

Interstate arrivals will no longer need to take a PCR test before entering South Australia as states move to reduce pressure on testing facilities.

Travellers are being urged to instead take a rapid antigen test upon arrival.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S NEW RESTRICTIONS

Home gatherings will be capped at 10 people

Density limits for hospitality venues will be cut to one per four square metres indoors, and one per two square metres outdoors

Gyms will be restricted to one person for every seven square metres

Interstate arrivals will no longer need to take a PCR test before entering the state

Inbound travellers will instead need to take a rapid antigen test once inside South Australia

 

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