Positive COVID-19 case confirmed in crowd at A-League game in Newcastle


Spectators at Sunday’s A-League match in Newcastle are being asked to monitor for symptoms after a man in his 20s with a confirmed case of COVID-19 attended the fixture.

Hunter New England Health has confirmed the man is a close contact of a teenager with COVID-19 who is part of the Newcastle Jets’ youth academy, and has urged all those who watched the Jets’ A-League team beat Western United 1-0 at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday to be alert for symptoms and self-isolate immediately, and get tested if they develop symptoms.

Newcastle's Maki Petratos and Western United's Valentino Yuel contest the ball in Sunday's clash at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Newcastle’s Maki Petratos and Western United’s Valentino Yuel contest the ball in Sunday’s clash at McDonald Jones Stadium.Credit:Getty Images

It is believed to be the first positive COVID-19 case at a professional sporting fixture in Australia since the T20 Women’s World Cup final at the MCG on March 8.

A crowd of 2570 attended the soccer match.

The Jets and Football Federation Australia have been contacted for comment.

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