SA metropolitan man Francesco (Frank) Ferraro, aged 75, dies after contracting coronavirus interstate

SA Health has confirmed Francesco (Frank) Ferraro as the 75-year-old man from metropolitan Adelaide who died from COVID-19 in the Royal Adelaide Hospital on Monday night.

"Mr Ferraro was a loving husband and father to three children and grandfather to eight," said a statement released by the family on Tuesday afternoon.

"Soon after returning from an interstate family event in March 2020 he felt unwell and learnt he had contracted the COVID-19 virus."

Mr Ferraro was soon admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital where his condition deteriorated.

Despite the "best efforts" of the medical professionals and staff, and the love and support of his family, he passed away on Monday, April 6.

"My father's interactions which caused the spread of the virus were nothing outside what a family or group of friends would experience," the family statement added.

The man's family take the opportunity to implore all South Australians to abide by and comply with all the advice and directions given by the government and police.

The family continue to ask that their privacy be respected at this time.