Outbreak fears as residents test positive at Sydney aged care home

There are fears a coronavirus outbreak has hit an aged care home in Sydney's west after a cleaner and four residents tested positive to the virus.

The cleaner tested positive at United's Edinglassie Lodge in Penrith.

Four residents have also tested positive to the virus, triggering the aged care home's outbreak management plan.

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Families of the residents are being briefed about the situation.

In a statement to 9News, United said "90 per cent of residents and employees at the home have now received COVID-19 vaccinations."

NSW recorded 1218 new COVID-19 cases overnight and six further deaths, the most cases since the pandemic began.

The deaths included three people in their 80s and three people in their 70s.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian Berejiklian said four of them were unvaccinated and two of them had had one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

She said the majority of the cases were in Sydney's south-west and west.

Yesterday, NSW recorded 1035 new locally acquired cases.

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