Across NSW, more than 95 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 94.4 per cent have received two doses to Wednesday 2 March 2022.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 16,925,782 with 4,920,077 administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,005,705 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Wednesday 2 March 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 two men with COVID-19.
A man in his 80s from Sydney's Eastern Suburbs was not vaccinated. A man in his 90s from the Forster and Taree area had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Older age is a significant risk factor for serious illness and death for COVID-19, particularly when combined with significant underlying health conditions.
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 1,928.
There are currently 1,000 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 42 people in intensive care, 18 of whom require ventilation.
There were 9,466 positive test results (cases) notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 6,050 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 3,416 positive PCR tests. The 3,416 positive PCR results were returned from 31,193 PCR tests.
There has now been a total of 413,297 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.
Following further investigation, 26 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 340 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 938,224.
*to 11:59pm 2 March 2022
*notified from 8pm 1 March to 8pm 3 March 2022.
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