17 February 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 94.2 per cent have received two doses to Tuesday 15 February 2022.

  • Of children aged 12 to 15, 83.5 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.9 per cent have received two doses
  • Of children aged 5 to 11, 46 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Of people aged 16 plus, 49.7 per cent have now received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This represents 53.9 per cent of the eligible population that received their second dose more than three months ago.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 16,529,534, with 4,877,733 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 11,651,801 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Tuesday 15 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 reporting the deaths of 14 people with COVID-19; 10 men and four women.

Two people were in their 60s, four people were in their 70s, five people were in their 80s and three 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 had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, six people had received two doses, one person had received one dose, and four people were not vaccinated.

Five people were from south western Sydney, three people were from Sydney’s Inner West, one person was from northern Sydney, one person was from south eastern Sydney, one person was from the Central Coast, one person was from the Shellharbour area, one person was from the Wollongong area and one person was from the Albury 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 1,786.

There are currently 1,447 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 92 people in intensive care, 47 of whom require ventilation.

There were 9,995 positive test results (cases) notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 5,747 positive rapid antigen tests (RATS) and 4,248 positive PCR tests. The 4,248 positive PCR results were returned from 44,316 PCR tests.

There has now been a total of 339,815 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.

Following further investigation, 50 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 698 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 892,366.

Cases confirmed by PCR test and registered as RAT positive in the 24 hours to 4pm 16 February 2022, by Local Health District

Local Health DistrictPositive PCR tests Positive RATs Total cases
Hunter New England 651 904 1,555
Western Sydney 638 602 1,240
South Western Sydney 497 627 1,124
Northern Sydney 480 562 1,042
South Eastern Sydney 464 498 962
Sydney 262 352 614
Illawarra Shoalhaven 279 328 607
Central Coast 204 337 541
Nepean Blue Mountains 229 294 523
Western NSW 167 253 420
Northern NSW 65 306 371
Murrumbidgee 83 272 355
Southern NSW 99 153 252
Mid North Coast 31 207 238
Correctional settings 46 0 46
Far West 13 28 41
Unknown 40 24 64
Total 4,248 5,747 9,995

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% 83.5%46%
All providers – second doses 94.2% 78.9%0.6%
All providers – third doses (ages 16 and over) 49.7%n/an/a

*to 11.59pm 15 February 2022

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW HealthDoses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses 206 2,303,962
NSW Health – second doses 195 1,948,617
NSW Health – third doses 3,285 625,154
Total 3,686 4,877,733

*notified from 8pm 15 February 2022 to 8pm 16 February 2022.