Senate debates

Monday, 23 March 2020

Questions without Notice

Coronavirus

2:30 pm

Photo of Richard ColbeckRichard Colbeck (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians) Share this | Hansard source

I can't give you a specific number of how many aged-care workers have been tested or, for that matter, how many residents have been tested, but what I can say to you is that those who have needed a test have received a test. In the context of the number of residents who have tested positive in aged-care facilities across Australia, I can say that, as of today, there are 10 aged-care residents who have tested positive, and there are seven staff members who have tested positive in aged-care facilities across Australia. There are four aged-care facilities in New South Wales where there has been a positive test of either a staff member or a resident. There is one in Western Australia and there is one in South Australia.

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