Three in four aged care deaths in NSW's Delta outbreak were fully vaccinated, data shows

Three in four aged care deaths in NSW's Delta outbreak were fully vaccinated, data shows

Three in four aged care deaths in NSW's Delta outbreak were fully vaccinated, data shows Government data, released to the ABC, has revealed 36 of the 49 aged care residents that died after contracting COVID-19 during NSW's Delta outbreak were fully vaccinated. All had underlying health conditions or were in palliative care. Until now, the overall number last year's deaths in NSW aged care facilities had been reported weekly by the Federal Department of Health and their vaccination status occasionally mentioned in NSW Health daily updates, but no cumulative figure had been publicly released. Professor Lee-Fay Low, who specialises in ageing and health at the University of Sydney, said it shows the elderly were still vulnerable. "Last year, 33 percent of aged care residents that got COVID-19 died," Professor Low …
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