A third elderly resident at the Newmarch House nursing home in Caddens has passed away after being diagnosed with Coronavirus.
The 92-year-old woman passed away this morning, and was battling multiple health issues. A cause of death will be formally determined the coming days.
“I have spoken personally to the immediate family of the resident to convey our deepest sympathies,” said Anglicare Sydney CEO Grant Millard.
“This is a very sad time not only for the immediate family but also for other residents and staff.
“Please keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to support the families through what is a difficult and challenging time.”
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) April 21, 2020
42 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as part of the cluster at Newmarch House, including 28 residents and 14 staff.
Three residents have now died after testing positive to the virus.
101 cases of Coronavirus have now been recorded in the Penrith Local Government Area.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Senior Writer. He has more than 15 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations.