A high school in Adelaide's west has been closed after a student tested positive for COVID-19.

Henley Beach High School made the announcement this afternoon, confirming that public health officials had already begun contact tracing for any students or staff the child may have come in contact with.

Year 12 students told 9News they were returning from their lunch break when staff instructed them to go home immediately.


The school is in the process of informing parents.

Earlier today, the South Australian Government announced plans to bring forward the expansion of the Flinders Medical Centre Emergency Department, to help with the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

The upgrade was originally intended to begin construction in August, however due to the current situation, it will begin in the coming weeks.

"It will be done as quickly as possible, so we have maximum ED capacity in the Southern Adelaide Health Network," SA Premier Steven Marshall said.

"My understanding is this will cost tax payers an additional $2.7 million to bring forward an amount of $47 million but this is an important insurance policy for South Australia."

Mother and her 8-month-old baby diagnosed with coronavirus are both in a stable condition at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide.

It was also announced that bed numbers would be increased to deal with the number of people who require isolation due to COVID-19, going from roughly 57 beds up to 87 beds.

The student diagnosis now brings South Australia's confirmed COVID-19 cases to 368.

The Royal Adelaide Hospital is currently set up as the state's main COVID-19 treatment facility.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-henley-beach-student-tests-positive-for-covid-19-sa-news/2ed7b296-2d04-4c5e-97e0-3883e213db01

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