South Australia and NSW record new Covid-19 cases as Victoria passes elimination benchmark

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A casual contact of a Covid-19 case is among two people newly diagnosed with coronavirus in South Australia, while New South Wales has announced eight new cases, all in hotel quarantine.

Meanwhile, the ACT has recorded one new case in a returned traveller and Victoria has surpassed the benchmark for eliminating coronavirus, recording a 29th straight day without a single new infection.

The two South Australian cases are a child from the original family at the centre of the Parafield cluster and a man in his 30s believed to have contracted the virus while attending an English language school next to Flinders University.

The child was already in quarantine and poses no risk to the public, the state’s chief public health officer, Nicola Spurrier, said.

The other case and his family were…

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