Across NSW, more than 95 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 94.5 per cent have received two doses to Saturday 19 March 2022.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 17,291,283, with 4,981,256 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,310,027 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Saturday 19 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 four people with COVID-19 – one child, two women and one man.
Tragically, a previously well two-year-old child from Sydney died at The Children's Hospital at Westmead due to COVID-19 infection.
NSW Health asks for the privacy of this child's family to be respected during this most difficult time.
Of the three adults who died with COVID-19, one was aged in their 70s, one was in their 80s, and one was in their 90s.
The three adults had all received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Older age is a significant risk factor for serious illness and death for COVID-19, particularly when combined with significant underlying health conditions.
One of the adults was from southern Sydney, one was from south eastern Sydney and one was from Sydney's Inner West.
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 2,027.
There are currently 1,163 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 34 people in intensive care, 15 of whom require ventilation.
There were 14,970 positive test results notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 9,754 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 5,216 positive PCR tests. The 5,216 positive PCR results were returned from a total of 33,848 PCR tests.
There has now been a total of 564,187 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.
Following further investigation, 30 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 524 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 1,037,899.
*to 11:59pm 19 March 2022
*notified from 8pm 19 March to 8pm 20 March 2022.
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