Nine new coronavirus cases identified in the state

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Close monitoring of COVID-19 by the state's health officials has resulted in nine new cases identified over the last 24-hours.

Of the 396 positive tests, 116 of these have been linked to travel on cruise ships, 84 specifically from the Ruby Princess.

SA Health also confirm eight patients with COVID-19 are being treated in Intensive Care Units, six of which are in a critical condition and two are in a stable condition.

SA Health is now aware of 46 people recovering from the virus, compared to 44 on Thursday.

They say where there has been public exposure, tracing of the patient's movements takes place.

South Australians at high risk of exposure continue to be identified and contacted by SA Health with information and advice.

Health officials say about 1000 close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases are being contacted daily by SA Heath for symptom checks.

To date, SA Pathology have conducted over 30,000 COVID-19 laboratory tests.

In addition, about 9,500 South Australian border checks have been undertaken, with about half determined to require quarantine.

The remaining half have been determined to be essential travellers or people who reside close to the state border.

For more updates and details, visit the SA Health website or contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787.

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