Infants tested positive for COVID-19 die in southern Australia

ONE COVID-19-positive child under two years of age has died in South Australia, as the state registers 1374 new cases of the virus.

The death of the child is a supplement to the death of a woman in the 90s this week who has also contracted the virus.

The causes of their deaths have not yet been confirmed.

South Australia Premier Steven Marshall delivers COVID-19 update.
South Australia Premier Steven Marshall delivers COVID-19 update. (9 news)

Prime Minister Steven Marshall described the death of the child as “a tragic circumstance for the family”.

He said he could not go into detail about the death.

“It’s a very sad set of circumstances, but we still do not know what the cause is,” Mr Marshall said.

“It’s clear the family is in dire straits.”

Marshall sent his condolences to the family.

South Australia has today registered 1374 new cases of COVID-19.
South Australia has today registered 1374 new cases of COVID-19. (9 news)

Marshall noted that today’s infection rate was a small reduction compared to the number of cases reported yesterday.

An exhibit sign advises the public on the requirements for face masks.

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There are currently 37 people in the hospital in SA with the virus.

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