A 92 year old woman has died in NSW.
A NSW woman has died from COVID-19, taking the national death toll to 98.
Fay Rendoth, 92, passed away from the illness on Friday at the embattled Newmarch House aged-care facility in western Sydney, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The great-grandmother is the 17th coronavirus fatality at the facility, which went into lockdown in mid-April after a staff member who tested positive to coronavirus worked six shifts while showing symptoms.
So far there have been 69 COVID-19 cases linked to the home, including 32 staff and 37 residents.
Mrs Rendoth’s leaves behind three daughters, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Her granddaughter, Savannah Robinson, told the ABC she is somewhat comforted that her grandmother would no longer be missing her late husband of more than 70 years.
“We don’t want my grandmother to be another COVID-19 statistic,” she added, “there is a person and a family behind the news.”
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