Coronavirus crisis: Age, sex of people testing positive in NSW

COVID-19 CASES: The age and sex of people who are testing positive to coronavirus in NSW. Photo: FILE
COVID-19 CASES: The age and sex of people who are testing positive to coronavirus in NSW. Photo: FILE

MORE people aged from 30 to 40 years in NSW are testing positive to coronavirus than any other age group, new data reveals.

When these statistics were released the number of people with COVID-19 in NSW has jumped to 171, with more females (88) than males (83) contracting the virus.

The 30-40 age group leads the way for confirmed cases with 42 people aged in that category diagnosed with COVID-19, NSW Health data released on Monday afternoon shows.

Next was people aged 50-60 years with 30 people testing positive, followed by 40-50 years olds with 28 positive cases.

For older people, so far there have been just 12 people aged 70 years or older who have received a positive diagnosis.

While nobody aged under 10 has contracted coronavirus in NSW.

Of those who tested positive, 67 cases were acquired overseas, with another 44 through contact of a confirmed case, 43 are under investigation and 17 are unknown.

NSW Health is alerting passengers who were close contacts on the following flights to monitor for symptoms, and contact their GP, but call ahead first, or call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 should they become unwell.

Flight details of confirmed cases:

  • Qantas flight QF8 from Dallas to Sydney, arriving March 11. Close contacts were on rows 73-77 and 11-15.
  • Virgin Australia flight VA2 from Los Angeles to Sydney, arriving March 11. Close contacts were in rows 2 - 6
  • Emirates flight EK414 from Dubai to Sydney, arriving March 8 (we had already released this but there are more cases from the flight). Further close contacts were in rows 11 - 16, 45 - 49 and 58 - 62
  • Virgin Australia flight VA480 from Maroochydore to Sydney, arriving March 13. Close contacts were in rows 1 - 4

Following confirmation of a case, NSW Health is asking that as a precaution, anyone who visited Oakvale Winery, Pokolbin NSW, between March 4 and 13 March should be alert for fever or respiratory symptoms for 14 days after their visit and practise social distancing.

If they develop any of these symptoms, they should contact their GP, but call ahead first, or call Healthdirect on 1800 022 222 should they become unwell. There is no ongoing risk for visitors to Oakvale Wines.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, runny nose or shortness of breath.