COVID-19 Update 28 March 2020

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Thirty people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 287 confirmed cases in South Australia.

Today’s cases range in age from 19 years old to 79 years-old.

To date, there are a total of four cases in South Australia who have recorded no interstate or overseas travel and are classed as local transmission in SA. This is an increase of two cases.

All other confirmed cases have recently returned from overseas, interstate, or are a close contact of a previously confirmed case.

As of yesterday, SA Pathology has undertaken around 25,000 tests.

As of today, there are 61 cases linked to the Ruby Princess Cruise Ship, which is the biggest cluster in cases. There have been 83 cases in total linked to cruise ships.

We are urging members of the public who at attended the following venues visited by a potentially infectious tour group to monitor themselves for symptoms, and isolate and seek testing if symptoms develop.

  • Calabria Family Wines Barossa Valley and Harvest Kitchen Restaurant, on 14 March from 12:00-4:00pm
  • Upstairs at Hollick Restaurant in Penola, on 15 March from 1:30-3:30pm
  • Barn Steakhouse, Mount Gambier, on 15 March, 7:30 onwards.

There are currently around 1,300 close contacts of confirmed cases currently being contacted by the Communicable Disease Control Branch daily.

Our contact tracing process follows national guidelines and anyone who is a close contact of a confirmed case will be followed up by the CDCB.

For more information the general public should call SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 or go to