Three Burwood Hospital staff contract Covid-19 after caring for Rosewood Rest Home residents

The Rosewood Rest Home coronavirus cluster has increased, with health officials reporting that staff members at Burwood Hospital who have been caring for affected residents, are now infected. 

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The Canterbury DHB says the Hospital staff are “doing well” at home in isolation. Source: 1 NEWS

Three Burwood Hospital staff who came into contact with the Rosewood Rest Home residents have now contracted Covid-19.

There’s a warning that the country may see more deaths from the coronavirus outbreak at the rest home with a total of six deaths linked to the cluster there.

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It comes as New Zealand recorded its deadliest day yesterday from coronavirus, with four deaths announced.

Three of the new deaths were residents of Christchurch's Rosewood Rest Home - two men in their 90s and a man in his 80s. Six of the nine total deaths are connected to the rest home.

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The latest information was provided by Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield. Source: 1 NEWS

All of those six people who died had underlying health conditions.

There are now at least 33 Covid-19 cases associated with the Rosewood Rest Home, with both residents and staff infected.

The Canterbury DHB says the three Burwood Hospital staff members are “doing well” at home in isolation.

"Two have been working at Burwood in the isolation ward with the original group of residents who were transferred on Monday 6 April," a spokesperson for the DHB told 1 NEWS. 

"An additional DHB staff member who was involved in the transfer of residents and worked at Rosewood last week has also tested positive.

"As a result of these three confirmed cases, 63 close contacts are now at home in self isolation.

"The three DHB staff members are well enough to be cared for at home," the spokesperson said. 

It comes as a second cluster at The George Manning Life Care facility in Christchurch has been identified.