A sixteenth resident from Sydney’s Newmarch House aged care facility has died from coronavirus, taking the NSW toll to 46.
The resident died on Tuesday morning after testing positive for COVID-19.
The family of the resident has been contacted, as have the relevant authorities.
“We extend our sincere condolences to the family for whom this is both distressing and tragic,” the nursing home said in a statement.
“The incredibly contagious nature of the virus is evidenced by the fact that in the last 24 hours three staff members of Newmarch House have tested positive.
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“The positive test results were discovered during our daily, rigorous testing regime which is now being applied to all staff working at Newmarch House prior to the commencement of their shifts.”
The facility has been linked to 65 cases of COVID-19 among staff and residents, since the outbreak in April.
Nationally, 97 people have died from COVID-19.