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Coronavirus NSW live updates: Sydney aged care facility becomes latest COVID-19 hot spot

Coronavirus NSW live updates: Sydney aged care facility becomes latest COVID-19 hot spot

An aged care facility in Bankstown has become the latest coronavirus centre in NSW after an elderly male resident who tested positive for the disease died in Liverpool Hospital. He was one of two deaths in the last 24 hours that brings the state's toll to 18. LIVE COVERAGE

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Two men being treated for COVID-19 at Liverpool have died, taking the NSW death toll to 18, health authorities confirmed on Monday.

An 86-year-old man who tested positive for the infection died in Liverpool Hospital. He was a resident of Opal Care Bankstown aged care facility.

A statement from NSW Health on Monday said there were now five cases — two residents and three staff — associated with the facility.

A second man, 85, confirmed to have COVID-19 also died in Liverpool Hospital. He was a close contact of another confirmed case.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW has risen to 2637, with 249 people being treated by NSW Health.