NSW latest Covid update as at 19 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 Monday 17 January.

Of people aged 12 to 15, 82.2 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, 16.4 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 14,784,377 with 4,635,279 administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 10,149,098 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Monday 17 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 32 people with COVID-19; 12 women and 20 men.

Three people were aged in their 40s, three people were aged in their 60s, eight people were in their 70s, 11 people were in their 80s and seven people were in their 90s.

Of the 32 people who died; 23 people had received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, one person had received one dose and eight 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 five people who died aged under 65, three people were vaccinated against COVID-19 and two were not vaccinated.

11 people were from south western Sydney, nine were from Sydney’s south east, four were from northern Sydney, two were from western Sydney, two were from the Illawarra Shoalhaven region, one was from the inner west, one was from the Northern Beaches, one was from the central coast and one was from the New England region.

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 953.

There are currently 2,863 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 217 people in intensive care, 66 of whom require ventilation.

There were 32,297 positive test results (cases) notified to 8pm last night – including 12,450 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 19,847 positive PCR tests.

Of the 12,450 positive RAT results, 10,417 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 19,847 positive PCR results were returned from 84,976 PCR tests. 406 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 691,165. 

Of the 19,847 cases reported from PCR tests to 8pm last night, 2,914 are from Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 2,882 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 1,986 are from Hunter New England LHD, 1,985 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 1,728 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 1,512 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 1,407 are from Sydney LHD, 1,205 are from Central Coast LHD, 897 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 663 are from Northern NSW LHD, 584 are from Murrumbidgee LHD, 554 are from Southern NSW LHD, 451 are from Western NSW LHD, 235 are from Mid North Coast LHD, 15 are from Far West LHD, 14 are in correctional settings, one is in hotel quarantine and 814 are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

Of the 12,450 positive RATs reported, 1,665 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 1,560 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 1,440 are from Western Sydney LHD, 1,265 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 1,203 are from Hunter New England LHD, 941 are from Sydney LHD, 560 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 436 are from Northern NSW LHD, 365 are from Central Coast LHD, 298 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 250 are from Murrumbidgee LHD, 236 are from Mid North Coast LHD, 156 are from Western NSW LHD, 115 are from Southern NSW LHD, 21 are from Far West LHD and 1,939 are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

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 doses95.2%82.2%16.4%
 All providers – second doses 93.8%78.3%

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 All providers – third doses

(ages 18 and over)

27.8% n/an/a

*to 11.59pm 17 January 2022

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW Health Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses5,1202,252,436
NSW Health – second doses 2761,942,162
NSW Health – third doses9,888440,681
Total 15,284 4,635,279

*notified from 8pm 17 January 2022 to 8pm 18 January 2022.            

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