NSW latest Covid update as at 25 January

Across NSW, more than 95 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 93.9 per cent have received two doses to Sunday 23 January 2022.

Of people aged 12 to 15, 82.7 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, 28.7 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 15,272,055 with 4,721,951 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 10,550,104 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Sunday 23 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 reporting the deaths of 29 people with COVID-19; 16 men and 13 women.

Of the 29 people who died; five people were aged in their 60s, three people were in their 70s, fourteen people were in their 80s, six people were in their 90s and one was more than 100 years old. Older age is a significant risk factor for serious illness and death for COVID-19, particularly when combined with significant underlying health conditions.

Two people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, 21 people had received two doses, and six people were not vaccinated.

One person who died was aged under 65. This man was not vaccinated and had serious underlying health conditions.

Ten people were from south western Sydney, six people were from western Sydney, four people were from the Shellharbour area, three people were from south eastern Sydney, two people were from northern Sydney, one person was from the Wollongong area, one person was from Broken Hill, one person was from the New England region and one person was from the Central Coast.

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 1,141.

There are currently 2,943 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 183 people in intensive care, 72 of whom require ventilation.

There were 18,512 positive test results (cases) notified to 8pm last night – including 9,090 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 9,422 positive PCR tests.

Of the 9,090 positive RAT results, 8,242 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.

Of the 9,090 positive RATs reported, 1,235 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 1,108 are from Hunter New England LHD, 1,104 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 1,047 are from Western Sydney LHD, 906 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 654 are from Sydney LHD, 496 are from Central Coast LHD, 437 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 414 are from Northern NSW LHD, 398 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 363 are from Western NSW LHD, 327 are from Mid North Coast LHD, 278 are from Murrumbidgee LHD, 163 are from Southern NSW LHD, 29 are from Far West LHD and 131 are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

The 9,422 positive PCR results were returned from 57,516 PCR tests. Following further investigation, 252 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded, bringing the total number of cases detected by PCR tests in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 766,996. 

Of the 9,422 cases reported from PCR tests to 8pm last night, 1,838 are from Western Sydney LHD, 1,342 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 1,006 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 847 are from Sydney LHD, 820 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 759 are from Hunter New England LHD, 537 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 499 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 354 are from Northern NSW LHD, 297 are from Murrumbidgee LHD, 259 are from Western NSW LHD, 251 are from Central Coast LHD, 152 are from Southern NSW LHD, 131 are from Mid North Coast LHD, eight are from Far West LHD, 14 are from correctional settings, one is in hotel quarantine and 307 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 rateTotal* (ages 16 and over)Total* (ages 12 – 15)Total* (ages 5 -11)
 All providers – first doses> 95%82.7%28.7%
 All providers – second doses 93.9%78.3%

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 All providers – third doses (ages 18 and over) 33.8%n/a

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* to 11.59pm 23 January 2022

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW HealthDoses past 24 hours*All doses
NSW Health – first doses3,8542,277,458
NSW Health – second doses 811,943,351
NSW Health – third doses10,466501,142
Total14,4014,721,951

* notified from 8pm 23 January 2022 to 8pm 24 January 2022.

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