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Another resident dies from COVID-19 at Sydney aged care home

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Another resident of the Newmarch aged care home in Western Sydney has died after contracting coronavirus, the facility’s thirteenth COVID-19 related death.

Another resident of the Newmarch aged care home in Western Sydney has died after contracting coronavirus, the facility's thirteenth COVID-19 related death.

Anglicare Sydney released a statement this morning saying it was deeply saddened by the death yesterday afternoon, and extended its deepest sympathies to the family.

It is NSW's 43rd coronavirus death, taking the national toll to 93.

The Anglicare Newmarch House in western Sydney.

"The Coronavirus has had a devastating impact on all our residents and families as well as our staff over the last three weeks", the statement said.

Yesterday, another three Newmarch residents tested positive for coronavirus.

A total of 34 residents and 22 staff members at the home have tested positive for the virus.

Anglicare said the latest cases came despite "having strict procedures and enforced infection control practices in place".

"These new cases may reflect historical transmissions and reflect the rigorous and ongoing testing at Newmarch House. We will be investigating further how this has occurred."

The statement also said the home has been able to turn more attention to communicating with families, and window-visits were proving successful.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-13th-resident-dies-at-newmarch-aged-care-home/d7e02d21-25f0-43b4-a30a-f14523134785

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