15 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 Sunday 13 March 2022.

  • Of children aged 12 to 15, 83.5 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 79.1 per cent have received two doses.
  • Of children aged 5 to 11, 48.4 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Of people aged 16 plus, 57.2 per cent have now received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This represents 61.1 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 17,138,002 with 4,955,549 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,182,453 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Sunday 13 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 six people with COVID-19; three women and three men.

One person was aged in their 40s, one person was in their 70s, one person was in their 80s, and three people were in their 90s.

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

The person in their 40s who died had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had significant underlying health conditions.

Two people were from south-western Sydney, one person was from Sydney's Inner West, one person was from the Riverina region, one person was from Taree and one person was from the Clarence Valley 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 1,991.

There are currently 1,032 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 38 people in intensive care, 19 of whom require ventilation.

There were 10,689 positive test results (cases) notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 6,016 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 4,673 positive PCR tests. The 4,673 positive PCR results were returned from a total of 30,800 PCR tests.

There has now been a total of 489,838 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.

Following further investigation, 17 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 335 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 991,176.

Cases confirmed by PCR test and registered as RAT positive in the 24 hours to 4pm 14 March 2022, by Local Health District:

LHD Positive PCR tests Positive RATs Total cases
Western Sydney9649021,866
Northern Sydney7488761,624
South Eastern Sydney6456821,327
South Western Sydney5296371,166
Hunter New England241642883
Illawarra Shoalhaven306363669
Nepean Blue Mountains270338608
Central Coast135263398
Western NSW84198282
Mid North Coast31164195
Southern NSW55136191
Northern NSW227698
Far West21416
Correctional settings101
Under investigation431558
Total 4,673 6,016 10,689

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%83.5%48.4%
All providers – second doses94.4%79.1%


All providers – third doses (ages 16 and over)57.2%n/a


*to 11:59pm 13 March 2022

**Note: The 12 to 15-year-old first-dose vaccination rate has dropped slightly as unvaccinated children move into the 12 to 15-year-old bracket and 16-year-olds move into the 16+ age bracket. This results in small movements in age cohorts**

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW Health Doses past 24 hours* All doses**
NSW Health – first doses902,309,390
NSW Health – second doses1,9651,966,932
NSW Health – third doses1,326679,227
Total 3,381 4,955,549

*notified from 8pm 13 March to 8pm 14 March 2022.

**Data corrections issued by vaccination clinics can cause changes to previously reported results. This result has been adjusted to reflect the latest available data.