COVID-19 Update 12 April 2020

Sunday, 12 April 2020

No new people have tested positive today for COVID-19. 

This is the first time South Australia has recorded no new positive cases since 10 March 2019.

The total number of cases in South Australia remains at 429. To date, 239 people have been cleared of COVID-19.

There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19.

Six people aged between 52 and 77 are currently in intensive care at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, of which two are in a critical condition and four are stable.

Investigations are ongoing into the cluster of cases identified at Adelaide Airport, linked to 34 people. Further investigations have found cases in another type of airport worker. 

Approximately 750 Qantas staff who have worked from Wednesday 18 March, across three specific staff areas within the Adelaide Airport, are now being requested to self-isolate at home immediately. 

At this stage, no public areas are believed to have been affected, however, anyone who is sick with symptoms of COVID-19 and has been at the Adelaide Airport, including in the terminal or car park, should present for testing.

If Qantas staff have any concerns they should contact the SA Health Communicable Diseases Control Branch (CDCB) on 1300 232 272.

There are two separate clusters linked to 40 people that remain under investigation in the Barossa Valley, and travel in or out of the Barossa should still be limited. Anyone who was in the Barossa from Saturday 14 March 2020 who develops symptoms should immediately self-isolate and be tested.

There are 89 cases in SA linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship, which is the biggest cluster in cases.

SA Pathology has undertaken more than 36,000 tests for COVID-19 so far.

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.