29 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 94 per cent have received two doses to Thursday 27 January 2022.

Of people aged 12 to 15, 83.1 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, 35.2 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 15,579,041, with 4,765,049 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 10,813,992 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Thursday 27 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 49 people with COVID-19; 28 women and 21 men. These deaths were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of the 49 people who died; two people were in their 60s, 10 people were in their 70s, 17 people were in their 80s, 19 people were in their 90s, and one person was aged 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.

One person who died was aged under 65. This man, aged in his 60s, had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and had significant underlying health conditions.

Eleven of the 49 people who died had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, 24 people had received two doses, two people had received one dose, and 12 people were not vaccinated.

Twenty-five people were from south-western Sydney, seven people were from western Sydney, three people were from Sydney's inner west, two people were from northern Sydney, two people were from southern Sydney, two people were from the Mid North Coast, one person was from Sydney's eastern suburbs, one person was from the Newcastle area, one person was from the Lake Macquarie area, one person was from the Tamworth region, one person was from northern NSW, one person was from the Riverina, one person was from the state's central west, and one person was from the Mid Coast area.

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 1,316.

There are currently 2,693 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 186 people in intensive care, 73 of whom require ventilation.

There were 13,354 positive test results (cases) notified to 8pm last night – including 5,426 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 7,928 positive PCR tests.

There has now been a total of 241,034 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022. The 7,928 positive PCR results were returned from 58,100 PCR tests. Following further investigation, 77 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 716 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 806,133.

Of the 13,354 positive test results, 1,841 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD) (1,141 PCR and 700 RATs), 1,720 are from Hunter New England LHD (1,075 PCR and 645 RATs), 1,646 are from Western Sydney LHD (1,047 PCR and 599 RATs), 1,504 from South Eastern Sydney LHD (864 PCR and 640 RATs), 1,283 from Northern Sydney LHD (660 PCR and 623 RATs), 993 are from Sydney LHD (609 PCR and 384 RATs), 782 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven (511 PCR and 271 RATs), 684 are from the Central Coast (416 PCR and 268 RATs), 665 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD (413 PCR and 252 RATs), 529 are from Northern NSW LHD (274 PCR and 255 RATs), 471 are from Western NSW LHD (282 PCR and 189 RATs), 434 are from Murrumbidgee LHD (194 PCR and 240 RATs), 323 are from Mid North Coast LHD (96 PCR and 227 RATs), 247 are from Southern NSW LHD (152 PCR and 95 RATs), 30 are from Far West LHD (13 PCR and 17 RATs), 15 are in correctional settings, and 187 are yet to be assigned to an LHD (166 PCR and 21 RATs).

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%83.1%35.2%
All providers – second doses 94%78.4%


All providers – third doses (ages 18 and over) 37.5%n/a


* to 11.59pm 27 January 2022

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW Health Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses2,9152,288,903
NSW Health – second doses 3111,944,456
NSW Health – third doses9,166531,690
Total 12,392 4,765,049

* notified from 8pm 27 January 2022 to 8pm 28 January 2022.

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