Friday, June 21, 2024

Two new aged care COVID-19 cases

NSW recorded 35 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 overnight, including two new cases in residents of SummitCare’s Baulkham Hills aged care facility, bringing the total number of cases associated with the aged care facility to five.

Of the two new cases, NSW Health says both are women in their 70s.

“One resident is fully vaccinated, and one has not been vaccinated. The three previously reported cases were fully vaccinated,” the health authority said in a statement.

“Out of an abundance of caution all five residents have been transferred to Westmead Hospital for observation. The wife of one of the cases, who also resides at the aged care facility, is also now at Westmead Hospital. To date, she has returned a negative COVID-19 test result.”

Of the state’s new locally-acquired cases, 33 are linked to a known case or cluster – 20 are household contacts – and the source of infection for two cases remain under investigation, it said.

There were 58,373 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 45,079.

NSW Health administered 13,358 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 5,185 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

“Of today’s 35 new locally acquired cases, 24 were in isolation throughout their infectious periods and four cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Seven cases were infectious in the community,” NSW Health said.

“There are five new cases associated with Virgin flight VA524 on Saturday 26 June, bringing the total number of cases associated with this flight to nine, including eight passengers and one household contact.

“There are two new cases associated with the birthday party at West Hoxton, bringing the total number of cases associated with the party to 45.

“A student at Rose Bay Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is a close contact of a previous case. The school will be closed today (Monday 5 July) for the on-site attendance of staff and visitors,” NSW Health said.

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