COVID-19 Update 1 April 2020

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Thirty people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 367 confirmed cases in South Australia.

Today’s cases range in age from a person in their teens to people in their 70s.

Investigations are ongoing into the cluster of cases identified yesterday at Adelaide Airport. Eleven baggage handlers and another two close contacts have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the cluster to a total of 13 cases. The first case related to the cluster received a positive test result on 27 March.

Anyone who is sick with symptoms of COVID-19 and have been at the airport, including in the terminal or car park, in the last 14 days should present for testing

As of today, there are 78 cases linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship, which is the biggest cluster in cases. There have been 109 cases in total linked to cruise ships.

To date, there are a total of three cases in South Australia who have recorded no interstate or overseas travel and are classed as local transmission in SA.

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

More than 900 close contacts of confirmed cases are being contacted daily for symptom checks.

As of yesterday, SA Pathology had undertaken close to 29,000 tests.

For more information the general public should call SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 or go to www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019.