26 January 2022

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 Monday 24 January 2022. 


Of people aged 12 to 15, 82.8 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, 31 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 15,370,393 with 4,735,126 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 10,635,267 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Monday 24 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; 17 men and 12 women. 

Of the 29 people who died; two people were aged in their 50s, three people were aged in their 60s, two people were in their 70s, 16 people were in their 80s and six people were in their 90s. Older age is a significant risk factor for serious illness and death for COVID-19, particularly when combined with significant underlying health conditions.

Six people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, 16 people had received two doses, and seven people were not vaccinated.

Three people who died were aged under 65; two women and one man. The two women were aged in their 50s and both were not vaccinated. One woman had no known significant underlying health conditions and one had significant underlying health conditions. The man in his 60s had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had significant underlying health conditions.

Eight people were from south western Sydney, four people were from northern Sydney, three people were from western Sydney, two people were from the Shellharbour area, two people from the Wollongong area, two people were from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, one person was from the Mid North Coast, one person was from the Mid Coast area, one person was from the Eastern Suburbs, one person was from Sydney’s Inner West, one person was from the Griffith area, one person was from the Northern Rivers region, one person was from the Tamworth 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 1,169.

There are currently 2,794 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 175 people in intensive care, 75 of whom require ventilation.

There were 21,030 positive test results (cases) notified to 8pm last night – including 8,112 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 12,918 positive PCR tests.

Of the 8,112 positive RAT results, 7,416 of these positive tests were from the previous seven days. 
There have now been a total of 224,154 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022. 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 8,112 positive RATs reported, 1,089 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 991 are from Hunter New England LHD, 990 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 932 are from Western Sydney LHD, 832 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 577 are from Sydney LHD, 435 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 407 are from Central Coast LHD, 383 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 370 are from Mid North Coast LHD, 341 are from Northern NSW LHD, 256 are from Murrumbidgee LHD, 233 are from Western NSW LHD, 150 are from Southern NSW LHD, 10 are from Far West LHD and 116 are yet to be assigned to an LHD. 

The 12,918 positive PCR results were returned from 67,746 PCR tests. Following further investigation, 166 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 780,467. 

Of the 12,918 cases reported from PCR tests to 8pm last night, 1,652 are from Western Sydney LHD, 1,592 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 1,566 are from Hunter New England LHD, 1,154 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 878 are from Northern NSW LHD, 872 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 795 are from Sydney LHD, 786 are from Murrumbidgee LHD, 680 are from Mid North Coast LHD, 664 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 631 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 580 are from Central Coast LHD, 438 are from Western NSW LHD, 257 are from Southern NSW LHD, 13 are from Far West LHD, 39 are from correctional settings, one is in hotel quarantine and 320 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 doses> 95%82.8%31%
 All providers – second doses 93.9%78.3%

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 All providers – third doses (ages 18 and over) 35.1%n/a

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* to 11.59pm 24 January 2022

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW Health Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses3,319
2,280,777
NSW Health – second doses 220
1,943,571
NSW Health – third doses9,636
510,778
Total 13,175 4,735,126

* notified from 8pm 24 January 2022 to 8pm 25 January 2022.

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