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World ACT records another COVID-19 death at the Calvary Haydon aged care facility

05:35  14 october  2021
05:35  14 october  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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The ACT has recorded another COVID-19 death — the seventh in the territory's current Delta outbreak. 

Calvary Haydon aged care facility confirmed another resident died with COVID-19 on Tuesday night.

The resident was fully vaccinated, and had been receiving end of life care at the facility before testing positive to COVID-19 on September 28.

Six people in the Calvary Haydon aged care facility have now died with COVID-19.

In a statement, Calvary said they would continue to communicate closely with residents and family members, and "understand that lockdown is difficult".

"Calvary continues to call each resident's family regularly to provide an update on health and wellbeing in addition to emailing daily updates," the statement said.

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"We understand the current situation remains a concern for families. Our first priority and focus is the safety and ongoing health and wellbeing of the people in our care at this challenging time."

Calvary said there were no additional COVID-19 cases at the residential aged care home; the number of active or recovered cases at the site is nine residents and four members of staff.

Earlier this morning, Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith confirmed to ABC Radio Canberra that the source of the Calvary Haydon aged care facility outbreak in September was a resident.

"We understand now with the case investigation that the source of that outbreak was a resident, even though it was a staff member that was the first person to test positive," she said.

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"Residents do come and go … they may go to a hospital, they may go out to other activities or other healthcare services depending on what they need."

Ms Stephen-Smith said the ACT government expressed their condolences to the family.

"Our thoughts are obviously with the family of that individual who has died and with all of the families and friends of all of those who have died with COVID-19 over the last little while," she said.

"It has been a really difficult situation for family and friends of people in that facility … it's been really hard [but] it's really good to see that we've had no new cases for the last week."

After nine weeks, the ACT lockdown will come to an end from 11:59pm tonight.

The territory has recorded ten deaths overall since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More to come.

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