By Geoff Hanmer and Bruce Milthorpe, University of Technology Sydney
Over 2,000 active cases of COVID-19 and 245 resident deaths as of August 19 have been linked to aged care homes in Victoria, spread across over 120 facilities. The St Basil’s cluster alone now involves 191 cases. In New South Wales, 37 residents were infected at Newmarch House, leading to 17 deaths.
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Geoff Hanmer is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Adelaide and is also the Managing Director of ARINA, an architectural consultancy. He is an Architect and a writer on construction history.