Sydney COVID death: Elderly woman dies in Liverpool Hospital after testing positive

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An elderly Sydney woman has died in hospital after contracting COVID-19.

The south west Sydney woman, aged in her 90s, died at Liverpool Hospital on Saturday.

She was a close contact of a locally acquired case and was tested for COVID on Friday.

Her positive result came back early on Saturday.

“I want to extend my deepest condolences to their families and loved ones,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

The elderly woman is believed not to have been vaccinated.

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Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said the woman’s death highlights the severity and impact the virus can have on loved ones.

The woman’s death is the first COVID-related death in NSW in 10 months.

NSW recorded another 77 cases of the virus on Sunday, 22 of which remain under investigation.

Of the new cases, 33 were out and about in the community while infectious.

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant looks on during a COVID-19 update press conference. Credit: Jenny Evans/Getty Images

Another 32 cases were in quarantine for their entire infectious period, while nine were in quarantine for part of their infectious period.

The premier said authorities anticipate the number of new cases in Sydney will be more than 100 on Monday.

“So we can’t stress enough the importance of not only following the rules but also realising the risk that the people who will suffer the most – if you don’t worry about yourself… that’s your decision,” Berejiklian said.

“But think about your closest family members, your closest people in your life, they’re the people that are most impacted.”

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