2020-08-12

Nurse and resident diagnosed with Covid-19

As seen on the April 2020 issue of Philippine Tribune


An 82-year-old aged care resident has been confirmed as the latest person to be diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 16. The male resident is currently being cared for in hospital, while the aged-care nurse, a woman in her 50s, who had been caring for him also remains in hospital after testing positive.

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said, “sadly, a 95-year-old female resident died in hospital after developing a respiratory illness.”

Dr Chant also clarified that a Macquarie University lecturer identified by the tertiary institution as a confirmed case, is a man who has previously been diagnosed having returned from Iran. He is not an additional case in NSW. We also can confirm he did not attend the university following his return from overseas travel.

NSW has planned for a situation where there is community spread of COVID-19 in Australia through the development and deployment of whole-of-government and NSW Health Influenza Pandemic Plans which are available on the NSW Health website.

(NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service)

Michael Vassili
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