Do some ethnic groups suffer more than others?
There is no evidence that any particular ethnic group has a particular disposition to catch the virus but it is true that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in remote communities are at greater risk of catching it because of other factors.
The Department of Health lists these factors:
- there are often higher rates of other health issues in these communities
- it can be harder to access health care
- people in the community may be very mobile and travel often
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