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 Tuesday 25 January 2022.
Of people aged 12 to 15, 83 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.4 per cent have received two doses. Of people aged 5 to 11, 33.1 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 15,463,827 with 4,741,026 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 10,722,801 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Tuesday 25 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; 19 men and 10 women.
Of the 29 people who died:
Older age is a significant risk factor for serious illness and death for COVID-19, particularly when combined with significant underlying health conditions.
Four people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, 16 people had received two doses, two people have received one dose and seven people were not vaccinated.
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 1,198.
There are currently 2,722 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 181 people in intensive care, 72 of whom require ventilation.
There were 17,316 positive test results (cases) notified to 8pm last night – including 7,382 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 9,934 positive PCR tests.
There has now been a total of 229,793 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022. A number of previously reported positive RATs have been removed due to an ongoing process of reconciliation and deduplication.
The 9,934 positive PCR results were returned from 65,715 PCR tests. Following further investigation, 254 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 800 cases previously reported as RAT-positive have now been confirmed as PCR-positive cases, bringing the total number of cases detected by PCR tests in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 790,947.
7,382 positive RATs reported:
9,934 cases reported from PCR tests to 8pm last night:
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.
* to 11.59pm 25 January 2022
* notified from 8pm 25 January 2022 to 8pm 25 January 2022.
Video of today's press conference is available here