COVID-19 Update 24 March 2020

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Thirty-six people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 170 confirmed cases in South Australia.

Today’s positive cases range in age from a person in their teens, through to people in their 80s.

 Any travel or location details relevant to when individual cases were infectious will be released, when they are available.

One case involving a person in their 50s is under investigation as possibly being South Australia’s first locally acquired case. This person had recent contact with people who were unwell and had recently travelled overseas however they were not tested for COVID-19 during their illness.

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

We are also investigating a small cluster of cases linked to Lyndoch Hill Winery in the Barossa. Anyone who has attended the winery since Saturday 14 March and has become unwell with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 should self-isolate and seek testing.

As of yesterday, more than 5,000 people have been tested at dedicated metropolitan COVID-19 clinics and SA Pathology have undertaken more than 18,000 tests.

Our contact tracing follows national guidelines and anyone who is a close contact of a confirmed case will be followed up by the Communicable Disease and Control Branch.

For more information, contact the Coronavirus Health Information line on 1800 020 080 or go to www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019.