Sydney woman who died from COVID-19 caught virus from infected nurse in hospital

A woman whose mother died after catching coronavirus in a Sydney hospital says she is "devastated".

Susan Fisher, 64, from Macquarie Fields in the city's south-west, died in Liverpool Hospital this morning after catching the virus from a nurse.

She was being treated in the neurology ward for chronic pain and had been in hospital for more than a month.

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Susan Fisher, 64, from Macquarie Fields in the city's south-west, died in Liverpool Hospital after catching the virus from a nurse.

Ms Fisher fell ill a week ago and her daughter Linda told 9News she deteriorated rapidly before her death.

The infected nurse, who worked across the aged care ward and Ms Fisher's, had only received the first of two jabs.

Ms Fisher was not vaccinated and was reluctant to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine because of the very rare chance of blood clots.

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"She was supposed to be transferred to Campbelltown Hospital so she could start rehab and come home," Linda Fisher told 9News.

"They kept putting that off for two or three weeks and that's when she caught COVID.

"There was no return after that, unfortunately."

It is the second death from this outbreak connected to Liverpool Hospital following the death of a man in his 90s.

Susan Fisher, 64, from Macquarie Fields in the city's south-west, died in Liverpool Hospital after catching the virus from a nurse.Liverpool Hospital in Liverpool, Sydney

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant announced Ms Fisher's death this morning.

"I extend my apologies and sympathies to the family, but we know how the transmission occurred, how the exposure happened," Dr Chant said.

"Again, my apologies to the family."

NSW recorded 291 cases today, the most since the beginning of the pandemic.

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