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Who is most at risk from COVID-19?

Page last updated 16 June 2020

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. (Date accessed 27 May 2020)

MAT-AU-2000008 Date of preparation June 2020