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 7 April 2022.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 17,607,417, with 5,032,852 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,574,565 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Thursday 7 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 10 people with COVID-19; six men and four women.
One person was aged in their 30s, two people were aged in their 60s, three people were aged in their 80s, and four 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.
Of the seven people who died over the age of 65, four people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and three people had received two doses.
The person in their 30s who died had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and was not known to have any underlying health conditions. One person under 65 years of age who died had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had significant underlying health conditions. One person under 65 years of age who died was unvaccinated and had significant underlying health conditions.
Four people were from Sydney's south west, two people were from Sydney's Inner West, one person was from the Northern Rivers, one person was from Western Sydney, one person was from the Central West, and one person was from the Macarthur 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 2,523.
There are currently 1,437 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 47 people in intensive care, 18 of whom require ventilation.
There were 17,597 positive test results notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 10,090 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 7,507 positive PCR tests. The 7,507 positive PCR results were returned from a total of 44,333 PCR tests.
Following further investigation, 19 COVID-19 cases reported by RAT have been excluded. There has now been a total of 788,695 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.
Following further investigation, 64 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 727 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 1,210,017.
NSW Health continues to urge everyone to take four simple precautions to protect each other:
*to 11:59pm 7 April 2022
*notified from 8pm 7 April to 8pm 8 April 2022.