NSW records fifth Covid death of Bondi outbreak after 98 cases
JULY 19, 2021
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A woman believed to be the relative of twin removalists charged for allegedly working while infectious with Covid-19 has been found dead in a home in Sydney.
NSW Police said in a statement officers responded to a concern for welfare at a home on Thursday Place, Green Valley about 9.15am on Monday.
Inside they located the body of a woman, believed to be in her 50s.
In a statement NSW Health confirmed the woman was positive for Covid-19 and was a close contact of another case.
“NSW Health today sadly reports the death of a woman in her 50s who was a confirmed COVID-19 case. She was a resident of south western Sydney and a close contact of a Covid case,” the department said.
“This is the 61st death in NSW related to COVID-19 and the fifth of the current outbreak.
“NSW Health extends its sincere sympathy to her family and friends.”
Victoria’s lockdown extension confirmed
Victoria’s fifth lockdown has been extended as the state grapples with a super-spreading Delta outbreak.
Meanwhile, it’s been reported the mother of the two removalists who travelled into regional NSW has been found dead at her home in Sydney’s south west with enquiries taking place as to whether she too had the virus.
The Victorian Department of Health released the figures this morning which also showed there had been 54,839 test results received and a total of 1,392,522 vaccines administered.
Premier Daniel Andrews said the lockdown would be extended beyond Tuesday at midnight.
“(Ending the lockdown) would not be the right thing to do. It would be, perhaps, a few days of sunshine, and then a very high chance we would be back in lockdown again, that is what I’m trying to avoid, we are trying to do this properly and bring the cases to an end,” he said.
“This thing is moving so fast, it is so challenging and dynamic that we have to do be on our guard and make sure we make the best calls because you only get one chance to do that.”