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Three of the 10 new COVID-19 cases in NSW linked to CBD cluster

Most cases in NSW have reported mild respiratory illness.

Cough was the most common symptom (58 per cent of cases) followed by fatigue (55 per cent), headache (47 per cent), fever (39 per cent) and a sore throat (37 per cent).

One in five cases reported severe respiratory symptoms, including pneumonia, shortness of breath or acute respiratory disease.

Older people had more severe respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, pneumonia, and acute respiratory distress.

Young children were more likely to report no symptoms during their initial interview with NSW Health.

Among children aged under five, cough was the most common symptom (38 per cent) followed by runny nose (34 per cent), fever (32 per cent), diarrhoea or nausea and vomiting (26 per cent).

Primary school-aged children (five to 11 year-olds) reported having a runny nose (37 per cent), headache (30 per cent), cough (29 per cent), sore throat (24 per cent) and fever (22 per cent).

High school-aged children (12–17 year-olds) had cough (44 per cent), headache (43 per cent), runny nose (43 per cent), sore throat (41 per cent) and fatigue (36 per cent).

Adults aged between 18 and 79 had the same top five symptoms of cough, fatigue, headache, fever and sore throat, sometimes in varying order.

Older adults (aged over 80) had cough (66 per cent), fatigue (42 per cent), fever (37 per cent), shortness of breath (26 per cent) and diarrhoea and/or nausea and vomiting (24 per cent).

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