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Live coverage: Sixth NSW death from COVID-19, another school closes

Live coverage: Sixth NSW death from COVID-19, another school closes

An 81-year-old woman has become the sixth person to die in NSW as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, a confirmed COVID-19 case in a teenage girl has forced the closure of a NSW high school. LIVE COVERAGE

NSW Health confirmed the woman had close contact with another confirmed case linked to Ryde Hospital.

There has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 at St Columba Anglican School in Port Macquarie in a 14 year old girl. That school is closed today to allow further risk assessment and identification of close contacts.

A new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of Dorothy Henderson Lodge. The resident is a 73 year old woman. Further investigations are underway with continued intense infection control practices.

Of the confirmed cases, 6 people are currently in our Intensive Care Units. The majority of cases have mild disease and are in isolation at home.

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