A 40-year-old man is currently being hospitalised in South Australia with the highly contagious and heavy South African strain of Covid-19.

The patient, whose symptoms deteriorated while in hotel quarantine at the Tom’s Court medi-hotel, is now in the ICU at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

While his condition has remained stable overnight he is still critical remains in a critical condition in hospital in South Australia.

The man who was rushed into hospital on Saturday is reportedly the first person to be admitted to ICU with coronavirus in SA since May last year.

Meanwhile, the state health authorities have confirmed that all staff at the hospital who have been in contact with the patient have been fully vaccinated as 9News reported.

At the same time a warning has been issued to Australia regarding the Brazil coronavirus strain which is killing thousands of young people and has contributed to an overall death-toll of 300,000.

According to the Harvard epidemiologist that warned against Covid-19 back in January 2020, this variant is the most dangerous so far.

“The entire country has no ICU beds left. The deaths are soaring exponentially … like through the roof,” Dr Eric Liang Feigl-Ding told 9News.