Three new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the Limestone Coast

Three new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the Limestone Coast

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Limestone Coast has increased by three over the past 24 hours.

As of 1pm today, there are four confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Limestone Coast Local Health Network (LCLHN), one case confirmed yesterday, and three confirmed today.

These cases are across the region.

Limestone Coast Local Health Network board chair Grant King said they are continuing with their strict screening process for COVID-19 at all sites.

The strict precautions will see all staff and visitors temperature tested on arrival, and triaging them as needed.

Mr King said tough changes across all sites will be made to provide a high-level of protection and support to staff, as well as patients and their families.

"In order to provide the best level of protection and support to our dedicated staff and the patients and families they support, we will also now be implementing changes to our visiting arrangements across all sites within the LCLHN," Mr King said.

"We understand this may create some uncertainty for our patients and families, but it is an important step in doing everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19.

"We are finalising these arrangements currently and they will be communicated with staff, patients and our community as soon as possible."

Changes will be effective from 8am, Thursday, March 26.

To help stop the spread, people are being encouraged to wash their hands often and thoroughly, cough into their elbow and isolate themselves.

Residents are urged to stay inside their homes and don't leave unless they have to.

Going to the supermarket for groceries is still allowed, but people need to keep a 1.5m distance for the person next to them.

As of March 25, there have been 170 confirmed cases in South Australia.

Of the 2,252 confirmed cases in Australia, eight have died from COVID-19. More than 162,000 tests have been conducted across Australia.

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