09 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 Monday 7 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, 48 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Of people aged 16 plus, 56.1 per cent have now received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This represents 60.1 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 17,011,836 with 4,932,002 administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,079,834 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Monday 7 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 nine people with COVID-19; five women and four men.

One person was aged in their 50s, two people were in their 60s, four people were in their 80s, and two people were in their 90s.

Of the people who died over the age of 65, five people had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and three people had received three doses. Older age is a significant risk factor for serious illness and death for COVID-19, particularly when combined with significant underlying health conditions.

A man in his 50s had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had significant underlying health conditions.

Two of the people who died with COVID-19 were from Western Sydney, two people were from southern Sydney, one person was from south western Sydney, one person was from Sydney's Inner West, two people were from the Northern Rivers and one person was from the Forster-Tuncurry area.

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 1,962.

There are currently 1,038 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 39 people in intensive care, 16 of whom require ventilation.

There were 13,179 positive test results (cases) notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 9,546 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 3,633 positive PCR tests. The 3,633 positive PCR results were returned from 32,726 PCR tests.

There has now been a total of 448,783 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.

Following further investigation, 23 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 388 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 956,594.

Cases confirmed by PCR test and registered as RAT positive in the 24 hours to 4pm 8 March 2022, by Local Health District:

LHD Positive PCR tests Positive RATs Total cases
Western Sydney6431,3451,988
Northern Sydney4591,2001,659
South Eastern Sydney4751,0751,550
Hunter New England3831,0851,468
South Western Sydney3461,0041,350
Illawarra Shoalhaven306693999
Nepean Blue Mountains153546699
Central Coast147393540
Western NSW67296363
Mid North Coast21310331
Southern NSW55257312
Northern NSW22149171
Far West42731
Correctional settings707
Under investigation491766
Total 3,633 9,546 13,179

COVID-19 vaccination update

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rate Total* (ages 16 and over) Total* (ages 12 – 15) Total* (ages 5 -11)
All providers – first doses> 95%83.6%48%
All providers – second doses94.4%79%


All providers – third doses (ages 16 and over)56.1%n/a


*to 11:59pm 7 March 2022

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW Health Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses1322,308,541
NSW Health – second doses1,2491,953,261
NSW Health – third doses1,203670,200
Total 2,584 4,932,002

*notified from 8pm 7 March to 8pm 8 March 2022.