Tributes have flowed from shocked relatives of a 27-year-old man from western Sydney who became the latest victim of the state’s Covid-19 crisis.
Health authorities said the man from Liverpool, who has been identified as Aude Alaskar, “deteriorated” rapidly after being infected with the virus and was found dead in his home.
The man was in isolation for 13 days after contracting the virus from his wife who works at an aged care facility, according to reports from The Daily Telegraph.
Chief health officer Kerry Chant told reporters on Wednesday morning the man’s wife had since been hospitalised.
“He was being checked daily and he did complain of feeling a little fatigued but the deterioration happened suddenly,” she said.
“It is important that we understand that with Covid you can get sudden deaths and I think that is important to understand your health status can deteriorate.”
Camera IconMs Chant said the man’s wife was hospitalised with the virus. NCA NewsWire/Bianca De Marchi Credit: News Corp Australia
A man who identified himself as Mr Alaskar’s cousin shared his grief on Facebook, describing the death as a “painful tragedy”.
“Our prayers to God to bless him in his spacious paradise,” the post read.