27 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 Friday 25 February.

  • Of children aged 12 to 15, 83.6 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 79.1 per cent have received two doses.
  • Of children aged 5 to 11, 47.3 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Of people aged 16 plus, 53.9 per cent have now received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This represents 58.1 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 16,837,150 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.

Cases confirmed by PCR test and registered as RAT positive in the 24 hours to 4pm 26 February 2022, by local health district

Local health districtPositive PCR tests Positive RATs Total cases
Hunter New England267530797
South Western Sydney265437702
Western Sydney270380650
South Eastern Sydney258351609
Northern Sydney
Illawarra Shoalhaven176323499
Nepean Blue Mountains116236352
Central Coast96194290
Western NSW98150248
Northern NSW41171212
Southern NSW10091191
Mid North Coast23124147
Correctional settings47047
Far West63036
Under investigation36440
Total 2,198 3,816 6,014

COVID-19 vaccination update

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rateTotal* (ages 16 and over) Total* (ages 12 – 15) Total* (ages 5 -11)
All providers – first doses > 95%83.6%47.3%
All providers – second doses 94.3%79.1%1%
All providers – third doses
(ages 16 and over)

*to 11:59pm 25 February 2022

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW HealthDoses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses 488 2,306,828
NSW Health – second doses 1671,950,171
NSW Health – third doses 3,465653,300
Total 4,1204,910,299

*notified from 8pm 25 February 2022 to 8pm 26 February 2022.

Video of today’s COVID-19 update.