Who is most at risk from COVID-19?
In Australia people who have recently returned from overseas and anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 are most at risk of developing the disease.
The people who are at greater risk of developing a serious disease after being infected with COVID-19 virus are:
- elderly people
- people with a compromised immune system
- people with chronic medical conditions
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Sources & Citations
3. NSW Health Department. COVID-19 – Frequently asked questions. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/frequently-asked-questions.aspx#1-2 (Date accessed 27 May 2020)
MAT-AU-2000008 Date of preparation June 2020Show All