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 Thursday 31 March 2022.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 17,509,209, with 5,018,144 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,491,065 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Thursday 31 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 13 people with COVID-19 – seven women and six men.
Seven people were aged in their 70s, five people were aged in their 80s, and one person was 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.
Three people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, six people had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and four people were not vaccinated.
Four people were from south western Sydney, two people were from Sydney's Inner West, one person was from western Sydney, one person was from northern Sydney, one person was from Sydney's south, one person was from the Central Coast, one person was from the Shoalhaven region, one person was from Coffs Harbour and one person was from western 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 2,446.
There are currently 1,302 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 47 people in intensive care, 16 of whom require ventilation.
There were 20,389 positive test results notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 11,470 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 8,919 positive PCR tests. The 8,919 positive PCR results were returned from a total of 43,510 PCR tests.
There has now been a total of 714,044 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.
Following further investigation, 80 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 978 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 1,149,142.
Everyone is urged to take simple precautions to protect each other from COVID-19, such as:
*to 11:59pm 1 April 2022
*notified from 8pm 31 March to 8pm 1 April 2022.