The third person in South Australia succumbed to coronavirus.
The 76-year-old man from the regional SA died Wednesday night at Royal Adelaide Hospital, raising the national death toll to 51.
“The man obtained COVID-19 in the Barossa Valley,” the SA Department of Health and Welfare said in a statement on Thursday.
His death was the third death in SA of COVID-19 and follows Wednesday’s death from a 62-year-old woman who contracted the virus when she was a passenger on the Ruby Princess cruise ship.
Another man, 75-year-old Francesco Ferraro, died on Monday.
The infection is associated with interstate travel.
On Wednesday, SA had 420 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
There were 86 cases in SA related to the cruise ship Ruby Princess, which docked in Sydney on March 19, spreading potentially infected passengers across the country.
Eighty of these cases were passengers on Ruby Princess and were considered as primary cases of COVID-19 and six were considered as secondary cases.
Investigations continue into the cluster of cases identified at Adelaide Airport.
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