SA Health opened a number of new clinics in the South Australian capital yesterday, following a surge in demand for testing as neighbouring state Victoria battles a deadly second wave.
One of the more popular was an in-car testing site in Victoria Park, which uses the parklands road famous for being the main straight for the Supercars season opener, the Adelaide 500.
Waiting times exceeded an hour on the clinic's first day, as it serviced hundreds of patients.
SA Health has reported record testing numbers in recent days, with community transmission fears driven by two new cases on Tuesday.
However one of those cases, a woman in her 20s with, was later declared a false positive.
It is clear health authorities are still nervous in SA – they cancelled a repatriated flight from overseas, due to arrive tomorrow, because of pressure on hotels. Today the focus was firmly on a new testing clinic that transformed Victoria Park into a medical parking lot. #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/uQv2mQMmA9— 7NEWS Adelaide (@7NewsAdelaide) August 5, 2020