No community risk after positive Coronavirus test reported at Newmarch House

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It is understood a positive COVID-19 test at Newmarch House nursing home reflects a previous infection and poses no risk to the community, staff or other residents.

The nursing home had implemented its infection control procedures and commenced consultation with NSW Health after the positive test was returned.

NSW Health has confirmed the Newmarch House resident was experiencing symptoms but that their illness is not a fresh case of COVID-19.

“It is not uncommon for patients who have recovered from past infection to have a positive result,” a NSW Health spokesperson said.

The current symptom, unrelated to Coronavirus, is being treated.

19 residents died at Newmarch House earlier this year during the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in NSW.

Anglicare has been contacted for comment.

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