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COVID-19 Update 25 March 2020

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Twenty-seven people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 197 confirmed cases in South Australia.

Today’s positive cases range in age from under 12 months to a person in their 80s.

One confirmed case from yesterday is a student who attended the University of South Australia’s Magill campus on Monday 16 March, Tuesday 17 March and Thursday 19 March while infectious. The Communicable Disease and Control Branch has all relevant class lists and students will be contacted and provided with advice.

This is an important reminded to stay home if you are feeling unwell.

To date, we have two 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.

Twenty-five cases in South Australia have been linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship.

As of yesterday, more than 5,500 people have been tested at dedicated metropolitan COVID-19 clinics and SA Pathology have undertaken more than 20,000 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.

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