Thursday, October 21, 2021

Hospital outbreak claims 5th victim

A seventh death with COVID-19 has been reported at the Hawkesbury Living Aged Care Facility in Richmond, NSW, while a Sydney hospital outbreak has claimed a fifth victim.

The Hawkesbury Aged Care home resident was a man in his 90s. He acquired the infection at the Richmond facility.

NSW Health says he was fully vaccinated but had underlying health conditions.

“There are now seven deaths linked to an outbreak at this facility,” NSW Health said in a statement.

The man is one of six COVID-related deaths overnight, as the state recorded 406 new locally-acquired cases of the virus.

Of the latest deaths recorded, two people were in their 60s, two people were in their 80s, and two people were in their 90s, NSW Health confirmed.

“Two people were from south western Sydney, one person was from Wollongong, one person was from the Nepean area, one person was from western Sydney, and one person was from south eastern Sydney,” the health authority said.

“Three people were not vaccinated, two people had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and one person had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.”

Another death has been linked to the Campbelltown Hospital outbreak.

“A man in his 60s from south western Sydney died at Campbelltown Hospital where he acquired his infection. He was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions,” NSW Health said.

His death is the fifth linked to the hospital outbreak.

“NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.”

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