Covid-19 Update 26 March 2020

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Thirty-eight people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 235 confirmed cases in South Australia.

All confirmed cases range in age from under 12-months to 85 years old.

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, are a close contact of a previously confirmed case, or are still under investigation.

As of yesterday, more than 6,000 people have been tested at dedicated metropolitan COVID-19 clinics and SA Pathology has undertaken more than 22,000 tests.

As of today, there are 44 cases linked to the Ruby Princess Cruise Ship which is the biggest cluster in cases.

There are currently around 1,300 close contacts of confirmed cases currently being contacted by the Communicable Disease Control Branch daily.

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.

A new State hotline has now been established to provide South Australians with local information on COVID-19 from 8am-8pm, seven days a week.

Call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 or go to www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019 for more information.