It has been revealed an “astute” young doctor helped save South Australia from a full-blown second wave of coronavirus cases.
Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier has revealed that a junior doctor was responsible for picking up the state’s first potentially-devastating COVID-19 case on Saturday, which sparked the Parafield cluster.
She says the doctor at the Lyell McEwin Hospital noticed an 80-year-old woman, who turned out to be a close contact of an infected medi-hotel worker, had a cough and urged her to get tested.
That test then came back positive.
Spurrier has praised the young woman’s actions, saying it was an incredibly astute move at a time when South Australia was believed to have zero coronavirus cases outside…