Baby Tests Positive For Coronavirus In South Australia

An eight-month-old baby has been confirmed as one of two new cases of coronavirus detected in South Australia.

The child's mother, a 40-year-old woman, returned to South Australia from Iran on Sunday.

On Wednesday, SA Health said the mother tested positive to the illness.

The next day, her baby also tested positive.

"Unfortunately, today I have to report that there are a further two cases of people living with the coronavirus here in South Australia," SA Premier Steven Marshall told reporters. 

"The first of those is the infant child of the woman who was reported yesterday, she and her mother are in a stable condition." 

The woman and her child are being treated at the Flinders Medical Centre.

The two new cases are the sixth and seventh to be confirmed in South Australia.

The other new case is a 58-year-old man who arrived in SA from Taiwan on March 3.



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"The reality is, this is a fast-moving situation ... this is a difficult and trying time," Marshall said

He announced a dedicated clinic set up at the Royal Adelaide Hospital to screen new cases in South Australia.

"So that we can have the rapid assessment and testing of people who think they may have contracted coronavirus."

On Thursday, a 95-year-old woman became the second Australian to die of coronavirus.

There are currently 52 known Australians battling the infectious disease.