Which healthcare workers are most at risk of COVID-19?
Dr Norman Swan, Physician and Journalist
The highest risk group is aged care workers. So aged care workers have around 8 times the risk of the average person in Victoria of catching COVID-19. Doctors and nurses are anywhere between 2 and 4 times more likely to catch coronavirus compared to the average person in Victoria. Nurses are more at risk than doctors because nurses have closer contact for longer with patients in that environment, so it’s considerably higher risk.
Last Reviewed: 14/09/2020
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