07 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 94.4 per cent have received two doses to Saturday 5 March 2022.

  • 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, 47.9 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Of people aged 16 plus, 55.8 per cent have now received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This represents 59.9 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 16,982,536 with 4,927,225 administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,055,311 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Saturday 5 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 five people with COVID-19; four women and one man.

Two people were aged in their 60s, one person was in their 70s and two people were in their 80s. Older age is a significant risk factor for serious illness and death for COVID-19, particularly when combined with significant underlying health conditions.

All five people had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Three people were from south-western Sydney, one person was from Sydney’s Inner West, and one person was from southern Sydney.

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 1,948.

There are currently 1,066 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 43 people in intensive care, 15 of whom require ventilation.

There were 9,017 positive test results (cases) notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 5,970 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 3,047 positive PCR tests. The 3,047 positive PCR results were returned from 25,294 PCR tests.

There has now been a total of 430,375 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.

Following further investigation, 24 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 296 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 948,861.

Cases confirmed by PCR test and registered as RAT positive in the 24 hours to 4pm 6 March 2022, by Local Health District

Local Health District Positive PCR tests Positive RATs Total cases
Western Sydney5878361,423
Northern Sydney4017441,145
South Western Sydney3846881,072
South Eastern Sydney387590977
Hunter New England263698961
Illawarra Shoalhaven299458757
Nepean Blue Mountains129346475
Central Coast98239337
Western NSW84197281
Mid North Coast11196207
Southern NSW18183201
Northern NSW16120136
Far West32124
Correctional settings505

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%47.9%
All providers – second doses 94.4%79% 1.7%
All providers – third doses (ages 16 and over) 55.8 % n/an/a

*to 11:59pm 5 March 2022

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW HealthDoses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses 148 2,308,298
NSW Health – second doses 133 1,951,115
NSW Health – third doses 1,344 667,812
Total 1,625 4,927,225

*notified from 8pm 5 March to 8pm 6 March 2022.