NSW records fifth death from COVID-19 outbreak Delta, woman in her 50s found inside her home
New South Wales recorded its fifth death from the COVID-19 Delta outbreak after a woman in her 50s was found dead inside her home in Green Valley, southwest Sydney.
- The movers traveled 300 km from West Hoxton to Molong in the west-central state
- NSW Health said the woman had COVID-19 and was close contact with another case
- They have each been accused of violating public health orders
The CBA understands the woman is the mother of two twin movers accused of breaking public health orders after traveling from Sydney to the central west.
On Friday, the brothers and another colleague received a call from NSW Health informing them that one of them had tested positive for the coronavirus.
It is alleged that the trio continued to travel to Molong to complete the delivery.
An NSW Health spokesperson confirmed the woman’s death and said she was a confirmed case of COVID-19 and close contact with another case.
“This is the 61st death in NSW linked to COVID-19 and the fifth in the current outbreak,” the spokesperson said.
“NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to family and friends.”
Police said the movers also went to Figtree in Illawarra and stopped in South Bowenfels and Orange, before heading to Molong.
Police have charged the 27-year-old twins and their 21-year-old colleague with violating public health orders after walking 300 miles to West Hoxton in the Local Government Area (LGA) of Liverpool.
Liverpool are among three LGAs in southwest Sydney that have been identified as areas of concern in the current outbreak.
The men now face fines of up to $ 11,000 each and a maximum sentence of six months in jail.
Deputy Prime Minister John Barilaro yesterday described the actions of the movers as “reckless, reckless and deliberate” and said any transmission could “flood” the central west health system.
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