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Summary for the week ending 1 January 2022

In the week ending 1 January 2022
  • There were 100,837 total cases reported, nearly triple those reported in the week ending 25 December 2021 (34,569).
  • Since 26 November 2021, when the first Omicron case was detected in NSW, 3,978 cases have been whole genome sequenced, of which 1,376 were Omicron and 2,602 were Delta variants of SARS-CoV-2. Note that the samples with whole genome sequencing are not representative of all samples.
  • The ten LGAs with the highest number of cases were:
    • Canterbury-Bankstown, 7,177 (7%) cases
    • Cumberland, 4,191 (4%) cases
    • Randwick, 3,423 (3%) cases
    • Blacktown, 5,917 (6%) cases
    • Liverpool, 4,114 (4%) cases
    • Campbelltown, 3,358 (3%) cases
    • Sydney, 5,261 (5%) cases
    • Fairfield, 3,697 (4%) cases
    • Sutherland Shire, 4,937 (5%) cases
    • Bayside, 3,684 (4%) cases​
    • 55,078 (55%) cases were residents across 119 other LGAs
  • There were 20 deaths in people diagnosed with COVID, compared with 8 in the week ending 25 December 2021.
  • Among those aged 12 and over, 77.5% of all cases, and 92.5% of the population were fully vaccinated.
    Testing rates decreased compared to the previous week (down 31%).

Updated COVID-19 data is available from the NSW Health COVID-19 statistics page.

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Current as at: Monday 17 January 2022
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