Australia’s virus toll rises after 14th death at Sydney nursing home

Another resident from the coronavirus-riddled Newmarch Aged Care House in Sydney has tragically died.

The nursing home confirmed the sad news in a statement on Sunday morning.

It brings the total number of residents who have died from the virus since the outbreak began on Easter Sunday to fourteen.


“Anglicare is saddened to advise that a resident of Newmarch House who had tested positive for COVID-19 passed away in hospital yesterday,” Anglicare Sydney said.

“This is a very sad time for the family and a distressing and challenging time for residents and staff as we deal with the impact of this dreadful virus.

“As of yesterday afternoon, 37 residents have tested positive and tragically now 14 have died.

“In addition, 26 staff have tested positive and as a consequence 63 have been in isolation.”

Anglicare said they are now working on plans for residents who don’t have the virus to move elsewhere.

“Alternative accommodation options for people who are COVID-19 negative are being discussed with some residents and their families and of course this is possible, provided there is a good understanding of the risks and precautionary measures that that this would involve – for the resident and their families.”

“Our prayers and thoughts are with our grieving Newmarch House families and also with our staff who have worked so closely with the residents and their families.”

The total number of people who have died from the virus in Australia now stands at 94.

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