Coronavirus: Baby in Australia gets COVID-19 from mother

A baby in South Australia has been diagnosed with COVID-19 coronavirus after their mum also contracted the disease.

South Australia Health says the child is in a stable condition at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide.

The baby was diagnosed with the illness on Thursday, reports.

They had both arrived from Iran on March 1 on a Malaysia Airlines flight following a stopover in Kuala Lumpur.

A second case in the state also emerged on Thursday after a 58-year-old man arriving from Taiwan contracted the disease.

"While this is an anxious time, we are on the front foot in South Australia," Premier Steven Marshall said.

There are currently a total of seven cases in South Australia. 

Nearly 3300 people have died globally from COVID-19 and more than 95,000 people have been infected, according to Business Insider.