03 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 Friday 1 April 2022.

  • Of children aged 12 to 15, 83.5 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, 49.5 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 27.6 per cent have received two doses.
  • Of people aged 16 plus, 60.3 per cent have now received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This represents 64.3 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 17,528,969 with 5,022,053 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,506,916 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Friday 1 April 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 11 people with COVID-19; seven men and four women.

One person was aged in their 30s, one person was in their 50s, one person was in their 70s, six people were in their 80s and two people were 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.

Of the nine people over the age of 65, one person had received four doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, six people had received three doses, one person had received two doses and one person was unvaccinated.

The person in their 30s who died had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had no known underlying health conditions. The person in their 50s who died had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had significant underlying health conditions.

Two people were from south western Sydney, two people were from Sydney’s Inner West, one person was from Sydney’s south east, one person was from Sydney’s south, one person was from Western Sydney, one person was from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, one person was from Northern Sydney, one person was from Newcastle and one person was from the Upper Hunter region.

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 2,457.

There are currently 1,355 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 50 people in intensive care, 19 of whom require ventilation.

There were 16,807 positive test results notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 9,671 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 7,136 positive PCR tests. The 7,136 positive PCR results were returned from a total of 41,998 PCR tests.

There has now been a total of 722,868 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.

Following further investigation, 48 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 830 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 1,157,060.

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 2 April 2022, by Local Health District

Local Health DistrictPositive PCR testsPositive RATsTotal cases
Hunter New England8701,5182,388
Western Sydney 1,0931,0372,130
Northern Sydney8551,2172,072
South Eastern Sydney 9691,0101,979
South Western Sydney8879811,868
Illawarra Shoalhaven417513930
Nepean Blue Mountains367488855
Central Coast 235495730
Western NSW218403621
Northern NSW99372471
Mid North Coast 48332380
Southern NSW88218306
Far West 83846
Correctional settings101
Under Investigation8726113

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%83.5%49.5%
All providers – second doses94.6%79.5%27.6%
All providers – third doses (ages 16 and over)60.3%n/an/a

*to 11:59pm 1 April 2022

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW HealthDoses past 24 hours*All doses
NSW Health – first doses1902,312,011
NSW Health – second doses2,3452,004,359
NSW Health – third doses1,374705,679

*notified from 8pm 1 April to 8pm 2 April 2022.