01 April 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 94.6 per cent have received two doses to Wednesday 30 March 2022.

  • Of children aged 12 to 15, 83.4 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 79.5 per cent have received two doses.
  • Of children aged 5 to 11, 49.4 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 26.2 per cent have received two doses.
  • Of people aged 16 plus, 60 per cent have now received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This represents 64 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 17,492,216, with 5,015,517 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,476,699 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Wednesday 30 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 two men with COVID-19.

A man in his 50s from western NSW had received four doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had significant underlying health conditions.

A man in his 70s from the Central Coast was not vaccinated and had significant underlying health conditions.

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 2,433.

There are currently 1,345 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 43 people in intensive care, 13 of whom require ventilation.

There were 25,495 positive test results notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 15,172 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 10,323 positive PCR tests. The 10,323 positive PCR results were returned from a total of 58,476 PCR tests.

There has now been a total of 703,564 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.

Following further investigation, 27 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 1,069 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 1,139,325

Everyone is urged to take simple precautions to protect each other from COVID-19, such as:

  • use a mask in indoor settings where you cannot maintain a safe physical distance from others
  • get your booster vaccine
  • get a test and isolate immediately if you have any COVID symptoms
  • clean your hands regularly.

Cases confirmed by PCR test and registered as RAT positive in the 24 hours to 4pm 31 March 2022, by local health district

Local health districtPositive PCR testsPositive RATsTotal cases
Hunter New England1,1182,1853,303
Western Sydney1,4811,6623,143
South Western Sydney1,3751,6623,037
Northern Sydney1,1981,8383,036
South Eastern Sydney1,472
Illawarra Shoalhaven7037651,468
Nepean Blue Mountains5538651,418
Central Coast4308631,293
Western NSW278621899
Southern NSW247382629
Northern NSW70507577
Mid North Coast61463524
Far West1391104
Correctional settings10010
Hotel Quarantine101

COVID-19 vaccination update

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rateTotal* (ages 16 and over) Total* (ages 12 – 15)Total* (ages 5 -11)
All providers – first doses> 95%83.4%49.4%
All providers – second doses94.6%79.5%26.2%
All providers – third doses (ages 16 and over)60%n/an/a

*to 11:59pm 30 March 2022

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW HealthDoses past 24 hours*All doses
NSW Health – first doses87 2,311,701
NSW Health – second doses9272,000,885
NSW Health – third doses1,076702,931

*notified from 8pm 30 March to 8pm 31 March 2022.