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 Friday 11 March 2022.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 17,113,624 with 4,948,656 administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,164,968 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Friday 11 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 reporting the deaths of seven people with COVID-19; four women and three men.
One person was aged in their 40s, one person was in their 50s, two people were in their 70s, two people were in their 80s and one person was 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.
Of the people aged over 65, one person had received four doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, two people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and two people had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Two people who died were aged under 65 – a woman in her 40s and a man in his 50s. Both had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had significant underlying health conditions.
Two of the seven people were from south western Sydney, two people were from south eastern Sydney, one person was from western Sydney, one person was from Maitland and one person was from the Wollongong 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 1,984.
There are currently 965 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 44 people in intensive care, 20 of whom require ventilation.
There were 13,093 positive test results (cases) notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 7,867 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 5,226 positive PCR tests. The 5,226 positive PCR results were returned from a total of 43,143 PCR tests.
There has now been a total of 479,763 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.
Following further investigation, 16 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 484 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 981,704.
*to 11:59pm 11 March 2022
*notified from 8pm 11 March to 8pm 12 March 2022.