02 March 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 Monday 28 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, 47.6 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Of people aged 16 plus, 54.5 per cent have now received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This represents 58.6 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 16,882,274 with 4,916,485 administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 11,965,789 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Monday 28 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 today reporting the deaths of five people with COVID-19; three men and two women.

One person was in their 70s, two 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.

Three people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and two people had received two doses.

Two people were from Western Sydney, one person was from Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, one person was from the state’s Central West, and one person was from the Riverina 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 1,917.

There are currently 1,072 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 45 people in intensive care, 19 of whom require ventilation.

There were 10,650 positive test results (cases) notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 6,944 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 3,706 positive PCR tests. The 3,706 positive PCR results were returned from 34,817 PCR tests.

There has now been a total of 400,363 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 375 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 930,443.

Cases confirmed by PCR test and registered as RAT positive in the 24 hours to 4pm 1 March 2022, by local health district

Local Health DistrictPositive PCR tests Positive RATs Total cases
Hunter New England 447 926 1,373
Western Sydney 520 790 1,310
South Western Sydney 437 778 1,215
Northern Sydney 399 678 1,077
South Eastern Sydney 426 644 1,070
Illawarra Shoalhaven 344 602 946
Sydney 343 542 885
Nepean Blue Mountains 198 411 609
Central Coast 149 313 462
Western NSW 126 280 406
Murrumbidgee 78 325 403
Southern NSW 82 198 280
Mid North Coast 15 238 253
Northern NSW 7 159 166
Correctional settings 76 0 76
Far West 7 39 46
Unknown 52 21 73
Total 3,706 6,944 10,650

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%47.6%
All providers – second doses 94.3%79%1.2%
All providers – third doses (ages 16 and over) 54.5% n/an/a

*to 11:59pm 28 February 2022

**Note: The 12 to 15-year-old second-dose vaccination rate has dropped slightly as unvaccinated children move into the 12 to 15-year-old bracket and 16-year-olds move into the 16+ age bracket. This results in small movements in age cohorts**

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW HealthDoses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses 102 2,307,331
NSW Health – second doses 761,950,450
NSW Health – third doses 1,427658,704
Total 1,6054,916,485

*notified from 8pm 28 February 2022 to 8pm 1 March 2022.

Video of today’s COVID-19 update.