Coronavirus: NSW daycare centre 13 test positive to Covid-19

Including 6 children

April 04 2020

More than a dozen people from the same childcare centre in Sydney have tested positive for coronavirus.

Thirteen people in total - seven staff members and six children - from the Rose of Sharon childcare centre in Blacktown were confirmed to have COVID-19 on Saturday.

Another 12 people, who are close contacts of the confirmed cases, have also been diagnosed with the virus.

The centre is closed.

Rose of Sharon Childcare centre. Image: Facebook

Rose of Sharon Childcare centre. Image: Facebook


Another 104 people were confirmed to have COVID-19 on Saturday, taking the total number of cases in NSW to 2,493.

Of the total number of cases, 41 are being treated in intensive care units.

A nurse who worked at two residential aged care facilities in Sydney was confirmed to be one of the new cases.

Residents at Alexander Aged Care Brookvale and Scalabrini Allambie Heights are being isolated after the nurse’s diagnosis.

Several other cases were confirmed at educational institutions including one each at TAFE Ultimo, Bankstown Senior College, St Mary’s Senior High School, Gloucester Primary School and Woodport Early Learning Centre.

Of the returning travellers who are being quarantined in Sydney hotels, 110 have been tested for COVID-19 after reporting symptoms.

NSW has recorded 12 deaths from coronavirus.

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Originally published on 7News.