Coronavirus scare at aged care home after worker tests positive

NSW health officials have confirmed the death of a 95-year-old resident who was being cared for by the worker but are yet to determine if she had coronavirus

An aged care resident in Sydney has died and 10 more have been placed in isolation after a worker caring for them was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Aged care patient

Health officials are yet to confirm that the 95-year-old woman — who died from a respiratory illness — contracted the virus.

But there are now fears that other residents at the Dorothy Henderson Lodge Aged Care Centre in Sydney's north could be infected.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the employee, in her 50s, had not recently travelled overseas and was