Man in his 80s passes away at Nepean Hospital; case numbers continue to decline

NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant.
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A second death has been linked to the outbreak of COVID-19 at the Uniting Edinglassie Lodge aged care facility in Penrith.

A man in his 80s, who had been transferred to Nepean Hospital, passed away there yesterday.

He was not vaccinated, and had underlying health conditions.

In positive news, daily case numbers in NSW have dropped below 1000, with 935 new cases reported to 8pm last night.

49 cases were reported in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant welcomed the lower case numbers, but said it remained a critical time of the pandemic.

“It is too soon for complacency,” Dr Chant said.

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