NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE 16 January 2022

Across NSW, 95.2 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 93.8 per cent have received two doses to Friday 14 January.

Of people aged 12 to 15, 82.1 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.4 per cent have received two doses. Of people aged 5 to 11, 11.5 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 14,589,112 with 4,585,179 administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 10,003,933 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Friday 14 January 2022.

NSW Health encourages everyone who is eligible to receive a vaccination or their booster dose to book into a NSW Health vaccination clinic or another provider without delay through the COVID-19 vaccine clinic finder.

Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of 20 people with COVID-19; 12 men and eight women.

Two people were aged in their 50s, six people were aged in their 70s, seven people were aged in their 80s, four people were in their 90s, and one person was 100+.

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Of the 20 people who died; 14 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 and six people were not vaccinated.

Of the 18 people over the age of 65, 13 people were vaccinated and five were not vaccinated. Older age is a significant risk factor for serious illness and death for COVID-19, particularly when combined with significant underlying health conditions.

The two people who were in their 50s had serious underlying health conditions. One person was vaccinated and one was not vaccinated.

Six people were from south-western Sydney, four people were from western Sydney, four people were from Sydney’s inner west, two people were from south eastern Sydney, one person was from the Northern Beaches, one person was from northern Sydney, one person was from the Wollongong area, and one person was from the Tamworth area.

NSW Health expresses its sincere condolences to their loved ones. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 868.

There are currently 2,650 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 191 people in intensive care, 61 of whom require ventilation.

There were 34,660 positive test results (cases) notified to 8pm last night – including 13,682 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 20,978 positive PCR tests.

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Of the 13,682 positive RAT results, 11,204 of these positive tests were from the previous seven days. Please note there may be some cases included in these numbers where people have reported positive RATs on multiple days and/or where people have also had a positive PCR test during the same reporting period.

The 20,978 positive PCR results were returned from 122,747 PCR tests. 261 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases detected by PCR tests in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 638,242.

Of the 20,978 cases reported from PCR tests to 8pm last night, 4,063 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 3,139 are from Western Sydney LHD, 2,336 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 1,875 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 1,858 are from Sydney LHD, 1,755 are from Hunter New England LHD, 1,458 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 989 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD,  686 are from Northern NSW LHD, 610 are from Central Coast LHD, 571 are from Murrumbidgee LHD, 489 are from Southern NSW LHD, 439 are from Western NSW LHD, 257 are from Mid North Coast LHD, 67 are from Far West LHD, two are in correctional settings, and 384 are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

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There are COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP. 

COVID-19 vaccination update

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rate Total* (ages 16 and over) Total* (ages 12 – 15) Total* (ages 5 -11)
 All providers – first doses 95.2% 82.1% 11.5%
 All providers – second doses 93.8% 78.4%  

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 All providers – third doses (ages 18 and over) 25.4% n/a  

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 *to 11.59pm 14 January 2022

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW Health Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses 4,618 2,234,861
NSW Health – second doses 143 1,936,925
NSW Health – third doses 10,862 413,393
Total 15,623 4,585,179

*notified from 8pm 14 January 2022 to 8pm 15 January 2022.