With 55 staff forced into isolation, the federal government has activated a “surge workforce”, including the deployment of an emergency response team, to support the centre’s operator Anglicare.
A staff member who worked for six consecutive days with mild symptoms, primarily a sore throat, introduced the virus to the facility, and is said to be “extremely distraught” but physically recovering.
A 92-year-old woman was the latest death at Newmarch House on Tuesday, following the deaths of a 75-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman.
Across the country, 74 Australians have now died, with only four new infections reported in the past 24 hours bringing our total number of infections to more than 6,600.
The current COVID-19 figures.
The average daily rise in cases is now at 0.3 per cent but Australia’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly says it’s no reason to put the brakes on…