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 Friday 25 February.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 16,837,150 with 4,910,299 administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 11,926,851 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Friday 25 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 seven people with COVID-19; six men and one woman.
Two people were aged in their 60s, three people were aged in their 80s, one person was aged in their 90s, and one person was aged over 100. Older age is a significant risk factor for serious illness and death for COVID-19, particularly when combined with significant underlying health conditions.
Five people had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, one person had received one dose and one person was not vaccinated.
One person was from south western Sydney, one person was from the northern beaches, one person was from Sydney’s eastern suburbs, one person was from the Shoalhaven region, one person was from the south coast, one person was from the Newcastle area and one person was from north western 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 1,897.
There are currently 1,146 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 58 people in intensive care, 21 of whom require ventilation.
There were 6,014 positive test results (cases) notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 3,816 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 2,198 positive PCR tests. The 2,198 positive PCR results were returned from 26,205 PCR tests.
There has now been a total of 383,612 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.
Following further investigation, 14 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 279 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 921,933.
*to 11:59pm 25 February 2022
*notified from 8pm 25 February 2022 to 8pm 26 February 2022.
Video of today’s COVID-19 update.