Coronavirus outbreak at a Sydney nursing home infects nine elderly residents – and not all of them are vaccinated
Sydney’s Covid outbreak has spread into a nursing home leaving nine elderly residents infected.
NSW recorded 239 new cases of community transmission on Sunday as the highly infectious Delta strain continues to wreak havoc across the Harbour City.
In a worrying development, Deputy chief health officer Dr Jeremy McNulty announced several cases had been identified across aged care facilities, impacting Australia’s most vulnerable age groups.
‘There are a number of aged care facilities across the city that have been affected, with staff and residents infected,’ Dr McNulty told reporters.
‘On a regular basis we are seeing cases in hospital settings or aged care settings and we have even had some disability settings as well.’
Dr McNulty said a contagion is ripping through a facility in the city’s inner-west, but the majority of those who have so far tested positive have been vaccinated.
‘There is an outbreak in a Summer Hill aged care facility with I understand nine residents affected,’ he said.
‘Fortunately, many of those have been vaccinated. As I understand it, the ones with vaccination are doing relatively well.’
More to come.