NSW latest Covid update as at 18 January

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 Sunday 16 January.

Of people aged 12 to 15, 82.1 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.3 per cent have received two doses. Of people aged 5 to 11, 13.9 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 14,668,148 with 4,609,627 administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 10,058,521 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Sunday 16 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 36 people with COVID-19; 22 men and 14 women.

One person was aged in their 40s, two people were aged in their 50s, one person was aged in their 60s, 11 people were in their 70s, 12 people were in their 80s and nine people were in their 90s.

Of the 36 people who died; 33 people had received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and three people 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.

Of the three people who died aged under 65, one person was vaccinated against COVID-19 and two people were not vaccinated. All three people had serious underlying health conditions.

Nine people were from south western Sydney, eight people were from western Sydney, five people were from Sydney, three people were from the Northern Beaches, two people were from northern Sydney, one person was from Coffs Harbour area, one person was from the Lake Macquarie area, one person was from the Newcastle area, one person was from the New England area, one person was from the Northern Rivers area, one person was from the Shellharbour area, one person was from the Bega Valley Shire area, one person was from the Southern Tablelands area, and one person was from the Taree 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 921.

There are currently 2,850 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 209 people in intensive care, 63 of whom require ventilation.

There were 29,830 positive test results (cases) notified to 8pm last night – including 13,763 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 16,067 positive PCR tests.

Of the 13,763 positive RAT results, 11,564 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 11,564 positive PCR results were returned from 67,549 PCR tests. 153 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 671,724. 

Of the 16,067 cases reported from PCR tests to 8pm last night, 2,868 are from Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 2,594 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 2,100 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 1,489 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 1,312 are from Sydney LHD, 1,035 are from Hunter New England LHD, 928 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 882 are from Central Coast LHD, 878 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 674 are from Northern NSW LHD, 321 are from Southern NSW LHD, 308 are from Western NSW LHD, 256 are from Murrumbidgee LHD, 185 are from Mid North Coast LHD, 20 are from Far West LHD, two are in correctional settings, one is in hotel quarantine and 214 are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

Of the 13,763 positive RATs reported, 1,809 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 1,770 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 1,661 are from Western Sydney LHD, 1,425 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 1,362 are from Hunter New England LHD, 1,073 are from Sydney LHD, 513 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 440 are from Northern NSW LHD, 366 are from Central Coast LHD, 306 are from Murrumbidgee LHD, 303 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 254 are from Mid North Coast LHD, 175 are from Western NSW LHD, 115 are from Southern NSW LHD, 16 are from Far West LHD and 2,175 are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

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 doses95.2%82.1%13.9%
 All providers – second doses 93.8%78.3%

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 All providers – third doses (ages 18 and over) 26.5%n/a

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* to 11.59pm 16 January 2022

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW Health Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses4,4302,242,050
NSW Health – second doses 2401,937,281
NSW Health – third doses10,247430,296
Total             15,097 4,609,627

* notified from 8pm 16 January 2022 to 8pm 17 January 2022.

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