COVID-19 Update 14 April 2020

14 April 2020

An intensive care unit nurse at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), working with COVID-19 patients, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The nurse in her 20s is in isolation at home while she recovers from the virus. The nurse became mildly symptomatic late on 10 April 2020, was tested on 12 April 2020, with the positive test result returning yesterday.

To date, 23 close contacts have been advised to self-isolate. This includes 22 RAH staff, predominantly nurses and two doctors, as well as other one other close contact. Investigation by the Communicable Disease Control Branch is ongoing.

There is not expected to be any impact to patient care at the RAH with sufficient staffing continuing to be available.