Another three staff members from the coronavirus-riddled Newmarch House aged care home in Sydney have tested positive to the virus.
The nursing home confirmed the news in a statement on Thursday afternoon.
“In the last 24 hours three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. They are now self-isolating.”
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According to Anglicare, the positive test results were discovered during a “rigorous testing regime applied to all staff working at Newmarch House” which is now being conducted every second day.
“Anglicare continues to be advised and guided by an infection control specialist and other clinicians, generously provided by government and we are appreciative of their expertise and ongoing support,” the statement continues.
“We continue to work diligently to contain this virus which has had a devastating effect on residents, families and staff at Newmarch House.”
Today’s three positive cases brings the total number of infections at the nursing home to 68.
At least 31 staff members have been diagnosed, along with 37 residents.
Sadly, 16 residents have died.