Australians in their TWENTIES are the most likely age group to get coronavirus – as young people are warned they are not ‘invincible’
- Australians aged in their twenties found to have highest number of virus cases
- The figures revealed people aged 20 to 29 make up for 190 COVID-19 cases
- Comes just days after WHO warned young people they aren’t ‘invincible’
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Australians in their twenties are the most likely age group to get coronavirus.
Figures for New South Wales show people aged between 20-29 make up the most cases, with 190 people in that age bracket testing positive.
Of those cases, 109 are women, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Figures have revealed Australians in their twenties have the highest concentration of confirmed COVID-19 cases
The figures come just days after WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (pictured) warned young people they are not ‘invincible’
The figures come after World Health Organisation Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned young people they weren’t immune to the virus.
‘You are not invincible. This virus could put you in hospital for weeks or even kill you,’ he said from Geneva.
‘I’m grateful that so many young people are spreading the word and not the virus.’
The figures also revealed 30 to 39 year old people were the second largest group with positive COVID-19 cases at 176 in New South Wales.
Meanwhile the most at risk group, people aged 70 or older, account for 141 of confirmed cases in New South Wales.
As of Wednesday afternoon Australia’s total tally of confirmed cases reached 2,398 and of those 197 have been admitted to hospital and 17 are in intensive care.
WHO warned the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with more than 300,000 cases now confirmed and thousands upon thousands of deaths.
Mr Ghebreyesus said despite the worrying signs from some young people he was ‘grateful’ so many were ‘spreading the word’ and not the virus
It took 67 days from the first report of the virus to hit 100,000 cases, 11 days for the second 100,000, and just four days for the third 100,000.
WHO says it’s still possible to change the trajectory of the pandemic, urging countries to adopt rigorous testing and contact-tracing strategies.
Australia’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly says testing criteria for coronavirus will change as a result of sweeping travel bans that have lessened the risk of imported disease.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned Australians face six months of severe but necessary restrictions.
He also warned of a dire year ahead for many, including thousands of Australians who have or are expected to lose their jobs.
As of Wednesday afternoon Australia’s total tally of confirmed cases reached 2,398 and of those 197 have been admitted to hospital and 17 are in intensive care