More than 7000 COVID-19 cases in aged care as hundreds of homes locked down

More than 7000 COVID-19 cases in aged care as hundreds of homes locked down

More than 7000 COVID-19 cases in aged care as hundreds of homes locked down For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. More than 1100 aged care homes across Australia are battling COVID-19 outbreaks, with 7014 active cases in residents and aged care workers. Federal health department data released on Friday night shows the number of facilities with coronavirus outbreaks has more than doubled in a week, an increase from 495 reported on January 8. The spike in infections comes as aged care advocates this week called for mandated visitor policies to be introduced, with thousands of residents plunged into ongoing lockdowns and the sector facing severe staffing shortages. Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) CEO Paul Sadler said it was likely more than half of the 2700 federally …
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