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Demographics

  • Age: 161 (80%) aged less than 60 years
  • Sex: 104 (52%) male
  • Area of residence: 182 (91%) lived in metropolitan regions and 18 (9%) non-metro
  • No Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cases were identified

Age distribution of the firs​t 200 cases

​Age​ ​Number (%)
​<10 ​0
​10-19 ​11 (6%)
​20-29 ​31 (16%)
​30-39 ​50 (25%)
​40-49 ​34 (17%)
​50-59 ​35 (18%)
​60-69 ​28 (14%)
​70-79 ​5 (3%)
​80-89 ​3 (2%)
​90+ ​3 (2%)

Source ​of infection

Overseas ​​(n=103)

  • Italy, USA and UK most commonly reported, when combined account for approximately 50% of OS acquired cases

Within Austra​lia (n=97)

  • approximately 50% reported contact with a confirmed case (within this group 40% household contact with a case, 60% contact with case outside of household)
  • approximately 25% identified as part of a known cluster
  • approximately 25% with a source unable to be identified

Epicurve by​​ country of acquisition (latest onset Mar 15, 2020)

Hospita​lisation

  • 26% (n=52) cases hospitalised (note that early cases were hospitalised for the purposes of isolation only)
  • Older cases more commonly hospitalised: 22% cases <60 years hospitalised vs 44% of cases > 60 years

Profile of sympt​omatic patients*

< 60 years, n = 156
​Number (%)
> 60 years, n = 34
​Number (%)
Total, n = 190​
Number (%)
Cough​ ​92 (59%) ​23 (68%) ​115 (61%)
Fever​ ​77 (49%) ​14 (41%) ​91 (48%)
​Sore throat ​76 (49%) ​11 (32%) ​87 (46%)
​Short​​ness of breath ​26 (17%) ​11 (32%) ​37 (20%)

*excludes 8 asymptomatic cases and 2 with information unavailable

  • Cough was the most commonly reported symptom (61%), followed by fever (48%), sore throat (46%) and shortness of breath.
  • Shortness of breath was more common in people > 60 years (32% vs 17%)
  • Sore throat was slightly more common in younger cases (49% vs 32%)

De​aths

  • 5 deaths
  • Age range: 77-94 years (3 residents of an ACF)
  • Sex: 2 male, 3 females​
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Page Updated: Wednesday 1 April 2020
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