Recent coronavirus figures in SA have given some hope of flattening the curve, though authorities are cautiously optimistic.
18 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in SA over the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 385.
A cluster among Adelaide Airport baggage handlers has contributed to a portion of recent cases.
Chief Public Health Officer Dr Nicola Spurrier has said that the recent figures do provide some light, but has warned that thing can change.
“I am very pleased that we’ve only got those 18 cases today…but I think things will go up and down,” Dr Spurier told AAP yesterday.
SA continues to be testing for the virus at among the highest rates in the world, having so far tested 15.2K people per million.
South Australia is leading the way with testing for COVID-19. SA Pathology has tested 26,713 patients, which is 15,250 patients tested per million people in SA. We differ from other places as all of our respiratory tests which are sent to SA Pathology are tested for COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/TqAsj60tnJ
— SA Health (@SAHealth) April 1, 2020
Another Qantas baggage handler has tested positive for the virus along with a Qantas pilot, although it is not thought to be related to the baggage handler cluster.
So far in SA, 44 people have recovered from the disease, while 7 remain in ICU. The first case on Kangaroo Island has also been confirmed.