A woman in her 50s who tested positive for COVID-19 was found deceased in her home in south-western Sydney on Monday morning.
The woman’s death was announced on Monday afternoon, after emergency services attended her Green Valley home in response to reports of concerns for her welfare.
A police spokesperson said an investigation has commenced into the circumstances of the woman’s death and report will be prepared for the coroner.
NSW Health has confirmed she was a close contact of a COVID-19 case, and hers is the fifth COVID-19 related death of the current Delta outbreak in greater Sydney.
“NSW Health today sadly reports the death of a woman in her 50s who was a confirmed Covid-19 case,” a spokesperson said. “She was a resident of south-western Sydney and a close contact of a Covid case.”
“This is the 61st death in NSW related to COVID-19 and the fifth of the current outbreak,” the spokesperson said.
“NSW Health extends its sincere sympathy to her family and friends.”
It has been reported that the woman is the mother of two removalists who had been charged with breaching public health orders after travelling to central west of NSW from Sydney.
One of the men honoured their mother in a Facebook post, reading: “Mama, my love, you are my life, Mama, you are my comfort and my life, Mama.”
The woman’s congregation based in Fairfield, posted on Facebook in honour of the woman as well.
“A candle for the intention of the deceased, pray for it, and our warm condolences from the Association of Battaya Chaldean Sydney to the family of the deceased,” the post said.
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