Second nursing home resident dies

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A second resident of Newmarch House nursing home at Caddens has passed away after being diagnosed with Coronavirus.

Anglicare confirmed this afternoon that a 94-year-old male resident passed away this morning.

“The resident’s immediate family have been informed. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they grieve,” Anglicare said in a statement.

“All Newmarch House residents and their families have been notified, as well as all staff. All relevant authorities have also been notified.

“Although the cause of death has not been determined, this is tragically our second resident who has died in recent days, who had received a positive diagnosis of COVID-19.

“The death of any of our residents is always difficult for their family, neighbours and friends, as well as for our staff and volunteers, many of whom know the resident closely having cared for the resident over a number of years.”

Two residents who were diagnosed with Coronavirus at Newmarch House have now died. A total of 39 residents and staff have been diagnosed with the virus.

There are 96 COVID-19 cases in the Penrith Local Government Area.

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