Newmarch House confirms death toll now at 11

Newmarch House. Photo: Megan Dunn.
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Four more Newmarch House residents who had been diagnosed with Coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of related deaths to 11.

The four residents of the nursing home have died in the last 24 hours.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to these families for the losses they are experiencing,” Anglicare said in a statement.

“On the best advice available, we know that it will be some weeks before the home is clear of the virus.

“For those residents with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, NSW Health has provided the support and guidance of Nepean Blue Mountains Local Area Health Network and an Infectious Diseases Specialist to ensure residents receive the best medical care possible.

“We have been provided with significant support from the Commonwealth Government.

“This is a tragic time not only for the families who have lost their loved ones but for other residents and families. It is also taking a deep toll on our staff who cared for and knew these residents and families so well.”

The Newmarch House cluster has recorded a total of 54 COVID-19 cases – 20 staff and 34 residents.

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