Friday, December 3, 2021

First COVID death for Ashfield aged care home

A woman in her 80s died with COVID-19 today after contracting her infection at Presbyterian Aged Care nursing home at Ashfield in Sydney’s inner west – the first death linked to the facility.

In a statement, NSW Health said she had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions.

“NSW Health expresses its sincere condolences to her loved ones,” the health authority said.

NSW recorded 165 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

There are currently 216 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 32 people in intensive care, 15 of whom require ventilation.

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