Pendle Hill coronavirus superspreader wake: 45 out of 50 attendees catch the ...

Pendle Hill coronavirus superspreader wake: 45 out of 50 attendees catch the ...
Pendle Hill coronavirus superspreader wake: 45 out of 50 attendees catch the ...

Forty-five out of 50 attendees at the western Sydney 'superspreader' wake have now tested positive for Covid, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian revealed on Wednesday.  

The gathering came about at a small, three-bedroom home in Pendle Hill on July 19, following the death of a 27-year-old man two days earlier. 

A grandmother, 85, died at the property on Monday afternoon after testing positive to the virus.   

The wake has now been linked to six cases at a unit block in Blacktown, where residents are under police guard, as all have been deemed close contacts. 

Given the circumstances, no attendee was fined by NSW Police, Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys confirmed earlier this week. 

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A close relative told Daily Mail Australia that there was no formal planning for a wake.

'It wasn't a gathering, no. We are a big family, that's all,' they said. 

A wake was held at this Pendle Hill home on July 19, two days after the tragic death of a 27-year-old man. It became a superspreader event with 45 of 50 attendees testing positive to the virus

A wake was held at this Pendle Hill home on July 19, two days after the tragic death of a 27-year-old man. It became a superspreader event with 45 of 50 attendees testing positive to the virus

Emergency personnel in Hazmat suits are seen outside the property where the 85-year-old died of Covid on Monday afternoon. The woman had reportedly declined to be taken to hospital

Emergency personnel in Hazmat suits are seen outside the property where the 85-year-old died of Covid on Monday afternoon. The woman had reportedly declined to be taken to hospital

Boxes of what appeared to be medical supplies were strewn out the front of the property

Boxes of what appeared to be medical supplies were strewn out the front of the property

Neighbours said a 'good' large family lived at the western Sydney property

Neighbours said a 'good' large family lived at the western Sydney property

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Neighbour Daryl Sadler told the Parramatta Advertiser he had seen the family grieving out the front following the young man's death 10 days ago.

'They were out here praying on the ground, one of them was kicking the guy's car in,' Mr Sadler was quoted telling the Advertiser. 

'I heard the father wailing and I saw the young guy taking his clothes off.' 

NSW authorities have pointed to the superspreader incident as an example of why it had proved so difficult to quash an outbreak of Covid's Delta variant, with

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