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 Wednesday 26 January 2022.
Of people aged 12 to 15, 82.9 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, 33.4 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 15,468,318 with 4,752,657 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 10,733,661 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Wednesday 26 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 35 people with COVID-19; 20 men and 15 women. These deaths were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Of the 35 people who died; one person was in their 40s, two people were in their 60s, six people were in their 70s, 11 people were in their 80s, 14 people were in their 90s and one person was aged 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.
Eight people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, 15 people had received two doses and 12 people were not vaccinated. Two people who died were aged under 65. A man in his 40s had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and a woman in her 60s was not vaccinated.
NSW Health is today also reporting additional deaths that occurred earlier in January. These people, 19 men and 16 women, were residents of aged care facilities in south western Sydney.
The aged care facilities reported these deaths to the local health district in line with regular reporting processes and the families were notified that the deaths of their loved ones were COVID-related. However, there was a delay in the deaths being notified to the Ministry of Health by the local health district for public reporting.
These deaths occurred in 14 aged care facilities in South Western Sydney Local Health District on dates from 2 January to 20 January 2022.
Three people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, 18 people had received two doses and 14 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 1,268.
There are currently 2,737 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 189 people in intensive care, 78 of whom require ventilation.
There were 13,333 positive test results (cases) notified to 8pm last night – including 7,077 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 6,256 positive PCR tests.
There has now been a total of 236,350 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.
The 6,256 positive PCR results were returned from 37,463 PCR tests. Following further investigation, 139 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 502 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 797,566.
Of the 7,077
positive RATs reported:
Of the 6,256
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 26 January 2022
*notified from 8pm 26 January 2022 to 8pm 27 January 2022.
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