South Australia coronovirus update as at 9 April 2020

One person has today tested positive for COVID-19. There has been a total of 421 cases in South Australia.

Today’s case is a person in their 20s and transmission is linked to a previously confirmed case.

To date, 167 people have been cleared of COVID-19.

Sadly, a 76-year-old man from regional South Australia passed away last night from COVID-19 in the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The man acquired COVID-19 in the Barossa Valley.

His passing is the third death in SA from COVID-19.

Six people aged between 52 and 77 are currently in intensive care at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, of which four are in a critical condition and two are stable.

There are two separate clusters linked to 38 people that remain under investigation in the Barossa Valley, and travel in or out of the Barossa should still be limited. Anyone who was in the Barossa from Saturday 14 March 2020 who develops symptoms should immediately self-isolate and be tested.

Investigations are ongoing into the cluster of cases identified at Adelaide Airport, which remains at 33 cases. Anyone who is sick with symptoms of COVID-19 and has been at the Adelaide Airport, including in the terminal or car park, since Tuesday 17 March should present for testing.

There are 86 cases in SA linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship, which is the biggest cluster in cases.

SA Pathology has undertaken more than 35,000 tests for COVID-19 so far.

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