Delta variant spreads through aged care facilities with Greek residents in Sydney


New figures from the Department of Health have revealed the scale of the COVID-19 outbreak inside NSW’s aged care homes, with cases in at least 17 facilities.

Among the 17 aged care homes listed are two in suburbs which are densely Greek populated:

  • St George Aged Care Centre, Bexley – 7 active resident cases and 2 active staff cases.
  • Bupa Clemton Park – 1 active resident case and 1 active staff case.

Other facilities such as Wyoming Nursing Home (24 active resident cases, nine active staff cases and two resident deaths) and RFBI Hawkins Masonic Village (13 active resident cases, 3 active staff cases, and one resident death) have also been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Wyoming Nursing Home in Sydney’s inner west has the most number of current active cases.

According to The Daily Telegraph, many of the sites have not been officially listed as exposure sites on the NSW Health website.

In a statement to the newspaper, NSW Health said it does not disclose details about venues of concern unless there is a public health reason.

“When a confirmed COVID-19 case attends a venue while possibly infectious, NSW Health carries out a risk assessment on that venue to determine whether other people may have been exposed, and whether there is a public health risk,” a spokeswoman said.

Other council areas with active cases of Covid in aged care homes include Bayside, Blacktown, Cumberland, Georges River, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Lake Macquarie, Penrith and Sutherland Shire.

Source: The Daily Telegraph.




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