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 Wednesday 2 February 2022.
Of people aged 12 to 15, 83.3 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.6 per cent have received two doses. Of people aged 5 to 11, 41.6 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 15,942,771, with 4,813,130 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 11,129,641 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Wednesday 2 February 2022.
Following advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), NSW Health clinics have now made booster vaccinations available for those aged 16-17 years old.
ATAGI recommends a booster vaccination with the (Pfizer) COVID-19 (Comirnaty) vaccine, for all adolescents aged 16-17 years old who have received any TGA-approved or recognised vaccines for their primary vaccine schedule, from three months after receiving their last primary dose. This includes those who were aged under 16 years when they received their last primary dose and are now aged 16 years.
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 31 people with COVID-19; 21 men and 10 women.
Of the 31 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.
Ten people who died had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, 18 people had received two doses, and three 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 1,520.
There are currently 2,494 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 160 people in intensive care, 75 of whom require ventilation.
There were 10,698 positive test results (cases) notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 6,122 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 4,576 positive PCR tests.
There has now been a total of 276,418 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022. The 4,576 positive PCR results were returned from 39,349 PCR tests. Following further investigation, 131 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 565 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 844,422.
Of the 10,698 positive test results:
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 2 February 2022
*notified from 8pm 2 February 2022 to 8pm 3 February 2022.
Video of today’s update.