COVID patient ‘requiring oxygen’ in ICU

A 60-year-old returned traveller who tested positive to the virus has been put in ICU and is requiring oxygen in South Australia.

A returned traveller who tested positive for COVID-19 has been transferred to an Adelaide hospital intensive care unit.

SA Health confirmed the man, in his 60s, was transferred from the Toms Court medi-hotel to The Royal Adelaide Hospital overnight.

It comes as the state records two new positive cases of the virus in hotel quarantine, including a male in his 30s and a second male in his 40s.

SA Health deputy chief medical officer Emily Kirkpatrick said the man was in a stable condition.

“He is requiring some oxygen and I understand he’ll be moved to the ward later,” Dr Kirkpatrick said.

“Our thoughts are with him and we hope he makes a speedy recovery.”

It’s the second COVID-infected person in the state to have been admitted to intensive care.

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