30 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 Friday 28 January 2022.

Of people aged 12 to 15, 83.2 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.5 per cent have received two doses. Of people aged 5 to 11, 37.4 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 15,669,652 with 4,776,938 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 10,892,714 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Friday 28 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 52 people with COVID-19; 33 men and 19 women.

Of the 52 people who died; three people were in their 60s, 11 people were in their 70s, 26 people were in their 80s, 11 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.

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

Six of the 52 people who died had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, 32 people had received two doses, two people had received one dose, and 12 people were not vaccinated.

Twenty-six people were from south western Sydney, six people were from Sydney's Inner West, five people were from western Sydney, three people were from Dubbo, two people were from the Northern Beaches, two people were from northern Sydney, two people were from south eastern Sydney, one person was from southern Sydney, one person was from the Newcastle area, one person was from the Lake Macquarie area, one person was from northern NSW, one person was from the Wollongong area, 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 1,368.

There are currently 2,663 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 182 people in intensive care, 73 of whom require ventilation.

There were 13,524 positive test results (cases) notified to 8pm last night – including 6,032 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 7,492 positive PCR tests.

There has now been a total of 246,427 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022. The 7,492 positive PCR results were returned from 50,771 PCR tests. Following further investigation, 89 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 625 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 814,161.

Of the 13,524 positive test results, 1,851 from Northern Sydney Local Health District (LHD) (1,229 PCR and 622 RATs), 1,750 are from Western Sydney LHD (1,123 PCR and 627 RATs), 1,741 are from South Western Sydney Local LHD (1,012 PCR and 729 RATs), 1,529 are from Hunter New England LHD (767 PCR and 762 RATs), 1,417 from South Eastern Sydney LHD (754 PCR and 663 RATs), 954 are from Sydney LHD (492 PCR and 462 RATs), 730 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven (386 PCR and 344 RATs), 644 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD (348 PCR and 296 RATs), 661 are from the Central Coast (344 PCR and 317 RATs), 589 are from Northern NSW LHD (293 PCR and 296 RATs), 498 are from Murrumbidgee LHD (239 PCR and 259 RATs), 390 are from Western NSW LHD (159 PCR and 231 RATs), 236 are from Southern NSW LHD (119 PCR and 117 RATs), 358 are from Mid North Coast LHD (82 PCR and 276 RATs), 25 are from Far West LHD (15 PCR and 10 RATs), 5 are in correctional settings, and 146 are yet to be assigned to an LHD (125 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%83.2%37.4%
All providers – second doses 94%78.5%


All providers – third doses (ages 18 and over) 38.8%n/a


* to 11.59pm 28 January 2022

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW Health Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses2,822
NSW Health – second doses 303
NSW Health – third doses8,764
Total 11,889 4,776,938

* notified from 8pm 28 January 2022 to 8pm 29 January 2022.

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