Across NSW, more than 95 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 94.1 per cent have received two doses to Friday 4 February 2022.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 16,082,908 with 4,827,924 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 11,254,984 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Friday 4 February 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 28 people with COVID-19; 17 men and 11 women.
Of the 28 people who died, two people were in their 40s, three people were in their 60s, six people were in their 70s, ten people were in their 80s, and seven people were in their 90s. Older age is a significant risk factor for serious illness and death for COVID-19, particularly when combined with significant underlying health conditions.
Three people who died were aged under 65, two women and a man. One person had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, one person had received two doses and one person was not vaccinated. All three people had serious underlying health conditions.
Of the 28 people who died, five people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, 20 people had received two doses, and three people were not vaccinated.
Six people were from south-western Sydney, four people were from south eastern Sydney, three people were from Sydney’s Inner West, three people were from northern Sydney, three people were from the Newcastle area, two people were from western Sydney, two people were from the Central Coast, one person was from Sydney’s southern suburbs, one person was from north western Sydney, one person was from the Mid North Coast, one person was from the Wagga Wagga area and one person was from the Lower Hunter 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 1,566.
There are currently 2,321 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 147 people in intensive care, 66 of whom require ventilation.
There were 7,893 positive test results (cases) notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 4,337 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 3,556 positive PCR tests.
There has now been a total of
285,053 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022. The 3,556 positive PCR results were returned from 35,697 PCR tests. Following further investigation, 70 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 554 cases previously reported as RAT-positive have 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 851,913.
*to 11.59pm 4 February 2022
*notified from 8pm 4 February 2022 to 8pm 5 February 2022.