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 Sunday 20 March 2022.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 17,298,499, with 4,984,511 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,313,988 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Sunday 20 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 – two women and two men.
Two people were aged in their 70s and two people were aged 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.
Two people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, one person had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and one person was unvaccinated.
One person was from western Sydney, one person was from southern Sydney, one person was from the Mid North Coast, and one person was from Orange.
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 2,031.
There are currently 1,177 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 41 people in intensive care, 13 of whom require ventilation.
There were 20,960 positive test results notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 15,043 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 5,917 positive PCR tests. The 5,917 positive PCR results were returned from a total of 30,072 PCR tests.
There has now been a total of 578,569 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.
Following further investigation, 47 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 641 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 1,044,410.
*to 11:59pm 20 March 2022
**The 12 to 15-year-old second-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**
*notified from 8pm 20 March to 8pm 21 March 2022.