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.
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.
*to 11:59pm 5 March 2022
*notified from 8pm 5 March to 8pm 6 March 2022.