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Sydney aged care resident ‘seriously unwell’ and hospitalised with COVID

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Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly has warned that a resident of a Sydney aged care facility is seriously unwell in hospital.

Six people have now been infected in the SummitCare facility in Baulkham Hills and transferred to the Westmead Hospital.

“Five of those were fully vaccinated and unfortunately the sixth one was not and I can report she is quite unwell at the moment, seriously unwell in hospital,” Professor Kelly told reporters in Canberra on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government is preparing to provide financial support for NSW as its coronavirus outbreak worsens, claiming its first death.

The Government is expected to announce further assistance for NSW businesses, as the State Government also prepares to stump up further support, while also providing aid for individuals and households.

But Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has repeatedly said the Government won’t be going back to a JobKeeper wage subsidy regime.

Treasury is understood to have put forward a number of options Prime Minister Scott Morrison is working through, although whatever is decided will be a national policy rather than being state specific.

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