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Woman dies after coming into contact with a Sydney aged-care worker who was infected with coronavirus

By Alisha Rouse For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:49 GMT, 4 March 2020 | Updated: 01:59 GMT, 4 March 2020


A 95-year-old woman has died after coming into contact with a nursing home staff member who has coronavirus. 

Authorities are investigating whether the elderly woman contracted the deadly virus from the female care worker, who is in her 50s. 

The woman was living and being cared for at the Dorothy Henderson Lodge care facility at Macquarie Park in Sydney.  

'Whether or not it was related to corona, we don't know at this point,' NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard told 9News.  

Six additional people in the past 24 hours have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of those infected in NSW to 15.

On Wednesday, Mr Hazzard confirmed an aged care worker at the centre, part of the BaptistCare group, had been diagnosed with coronavirus.

The woman is aged in her 50s and had not recently travelled outside Australia, but began experiencing flu-like symptoms from roughly February 24.

She is in a good condition in hospital, Mr Hazzard told reporters.

'Of course we're aware that it's likely that she could have been capable of passing on the coronavirus from at least the day before, 24 hours, so that's 23rd February.

'BaptistCare has confirmed to us that they have done all that any very

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