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 Thursday 24 March 2022.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 17,389,541, with 4,997,595 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,391,946 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Thursday 24 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 women with COVID-19.
Two women were in their 70s and two women were in their 80s. Older age is a significant risk factor for serious illness and death for COVID-19, particularly when combined with significant underlying health conditions.
One woman had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and three women had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Two women were from Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, one woman was from the Central Coast and one woman was from northern NSW.
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 2,055.
There are currently 1,177 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 44 people in intensive care, 15 of whom require ventilation.
There were 19,843 positive test results notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 12,160 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 7,683 positive PCR tests. The 7,683 positive PCR results were returned from a total of 51,159 PCR tests.
There has now been a total of 630,615 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.
Following further investigation, 52 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 836 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 1,084,577.
With cases and hospitalisations continuing their increase on a week-to-week basis, we urge people to take particular care to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Everyone is urged to take simple precautions to protect each other, such as:
*to 11:59pm 24 March 2022
*notified from 8pm 24 March to 8pm 25 March 2022.