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Community Transmission in SA as COVID-19 Cases Jump

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Authorities have reported the first case of community transmission of COVID-19 in South Australia.

A woman in her 50's is the first recorded person to have developed coronavirus locally; she tested positive after close contact with individuals who had been overseas but have not shown signs of any symptoms.

As of Wednesday morning, the total number of positive cases in South Australia is 170, which is 36 more than the day before.

Those with positive results are aged from their teens to their 80s.

Health authorities continue to urge individuals to wash hands thoroughly and regularly as recent studies reveal COVID-19 can survive on surfaces from a few hours to a few days.

For support, call the Coronavirus Health Information line on 1800 020 080 or go to sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019 for more information.

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