26 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 94.3 per cent have received two doses to Thursday 24 February.

  • Of children aged 12 to 15, 83.6 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 79 per cent have received two doses.
  • Of children aged 5 to 11, 47.2 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Of people aged 16 plus, 53.5 per cent have now received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This represents 57.7 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 16,804,365 with 4,906,172 administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 11,898,193 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Thursday 24 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 11 people with COVID-19; seven men and four women.

One person was aged in their 40s, one person was in their 60s, four people were in their 70s, three people were in their 80s and two 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.

One person who died was aged under 65. The man in his 40s had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had significant underlying health conditions.

Of the people aged 65 and over, six people had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, three people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and one person was unvaccinated.

Three people were from southern Sydney, two people were from south-western Sydney, one person was from western Sydney, one person was from Sydney's Inner West, one person was from the Tamworth region, one person was from the Central Tablelands region, one person was from the Shellharbour region and one person was from the Northern Rivers region.

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 1,890.

There are currently 1,130 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 59 people in intensive care, 24 of whom require ventilation.

There were 7,017 positive test results (cases) notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 4,396 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 2,621 positive PCR tests. The 2,621 positive PCR results were returned from 27,115 PCR tests.

There has now been a total of 380,090 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.

Following further investigation, 25 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 372 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 919,471.

Cases confirmed by PCR test and registered as RAT positive in the 24 hours to 4pm 25 February 2022, by Local Health District

 

Local health district​Positive PCR testsPositive RATs ​​Total cases
Hunter New England 337 619 956
Western Sydney 343 488 831
South Western Sydney 342 439 781
Northern Sydney 267 411 678
South Eastern Sydney 277 380 657
Illawarra Shoalhaven 242 313 555
Sydney 176 301 477
Nepean Blue Mountains 161 275 436
Western NSW 114 225 339
Central Coast 94 186 280
Murrumbidgee 38 219 257
Northern NSW 52 194 246
Southern NSW 90 140 230
Mid North Coast 16 157 173
Far West 12 34 46
Correctional settings 20 0 20
Hotel quarantine 1 0 1
Under investigation 39 15 54
Total 2,621 4,396 7,017

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%
83.6%47.2%
All providers – second doses
94.3%79%

1.0%

All providers – third doses (ages 16 and over)
53.5%n/a

n/a

* to 11:59pm 24 February 2022

 

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW Health Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses267
2,306,340
NSW Health – second doses220
1,950,002
NSW Health – third doses2,629
649,830
Total3,1164,906,172

* notified from 8pm 24 February 2022 to 8pm 25 February 2022.

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