Across NSW, more than 95 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 94.3 per cent have received two doses to Monday 21 February 2022.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 16,707,849, with 4,898,224 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 11,809,625 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Monday 21 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 six people with COVID-19; four women and two men.
Three people were aged 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, two people had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and one person was not vaccinated.
One person was from south western Sydney, one person was from southern Sydney, one person was from the Shellharbour region, one person was from the Riverina region, one person was from the Mid North Coast, and one person was from southern NSW.
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 1,861.
There are currently 1,246 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 69 people in intensive care, 29 of whom require ventilation.
There were 8,931 positive test results (cases) notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 5,661 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 3,270 positive PCR tests. The 3,270 positive PCR results were returned from 35,993 PCR tests.
There has now been a total of 366,921 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.
Following further investigation, eight COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 424 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 909,972.
*to 11.59pm 21 February 2022
*notified from 8pm 21 February 2022 to 8pm 22 February 2022.
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