COVID-19 Update 31 March 2020

31 March 2020

Thirty-two people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 337 confirmed cases in South Australia.

Today’s cases range in age from people in their 20s to people in their 80s.

We are currently investigating six cases of COVID-19 in Qantas baggage handlers at Adelaide Airport. We are working closely with Qantas to ensure flights are not disrupted and the carousel area is fully cleaned.

As of today, there are 74 cases linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship, which is the biggest cluster in cases. There have been 104 cases in total linked to cruise ships. 

To date, there are a total of three 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.

As of yesterday, SA Pathology had undertaken more than 27,000 tests.

Anyone attending work should adhere to social distancing guidelines and working from home is encouraged.

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.