COVID-19: how many cases are there in aged care, home care, retirement villages and LLCs?

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Anglicare’s Newmarch House aged care home in Kingwood in Western Sydney is now the second biggest coronavirus hotspot in Australia after the Ruby Princess cruise ship, but home care and retirement villages are recording new cases too.

Take a look at the latest data from the Department of Health above.

In residential aged care, 60 residents across the country have now tested positive, increasing from 53 last week.

Catholic Healthcare in Sydney has also had a staff member at its Bodington aged care home in the Blue Mountains test positive a week after their last shift with no other cases recorded as of Monday afternoon.

Seven Newmarch House residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have now passed away, bringing the total number of deaths in residential care to 16 – or 19% of the total deaths in Australia.

14 people are recorded as recovered – showing that the virus is not universally fatal for elderly people.

In home care, the number of confirmed cases has climbed from 25 last week to 29, with 11 people recovered and two deaths.

Retirement villages are also not immune either, with an 84-year-old resident at Lendlease’s Dee Why Gardens contracting the illness along with one of their family members outside the village. Dee Why is classified as a ‘hot spot’.

Australia is still combating the virus better than other countries however – the death tally in US nursing homes is now reportedly at over 11,000.


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