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.
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.
*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**
*notified from 8pm 28 February 2022 to 8pm 1 March 2022.
Video of today’s COVID-19 update.