People aged 70 years and over, people aged 65 years and over with chronic medical conditions, people with compromised immune systems, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 50, are at greater risk of more serious illness if they are infected with coronavirus.
Why this virus is so dangerous for older people and other people with chronic medical conditions
The risk of great illness from coronavirus increases if you’re older or if you’ve got a chronic medical condition.
The highest rate of fatalities is among older people, particularly those with other serious health conditions or a weakened system.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for coronavirus, or immunity within the community, so you would like to create sure you protect yourself.
Symptoms include (but don’t seem to be limited to) fever, a dry cough, tiredness, a inflammatory disease and difficulty breathing.
If you’ve got serious symptoms like difficulty breathing:
call 000, provoke an ambulance and notify the officers if you’ve got been connected with anyone with COVID-19
Source: Australian Government Department of Health
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