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 8 April 2022.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 17,627,031 with 5,035,821 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,591,210 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Friday 8 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 eight people with COVID-19; five men and three women.
One person was aged in their 50s, one person was aged in their 60s, three people were aged in their 70s, two 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.
Of the six people who died over the age of 65, four people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, one person had received two doses, and one person was not vaccinated.
Of the two people who died under the age of 65, the person in their 50s was not vaccinated and was not known to have any significant underlying health conditions. The person in their 60s had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had significant underlying health conditions.
Three people were from Western Sydney, two people were from northern Sydney, one person was from the Blue Mountains, one person was from Sydney’s inner city, and one person was from the South Coast.
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 2,531.
There are currently 1,492 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 56 people in intensive care, 20 of whom require ventilation.
There were 15,683 positive test results notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 8,391 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 7,292 positive PCR tests. The 7,292 positive PCR results were returned from a total of 43,301 PCR tests.
Following further investigation, nine COVID-19 cases reported by RAT have been excluded. There has now been a total of 796,271 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.
Following further investigation, 24 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 807 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 1,218,092.
NSW Health continues to urge everyone to take four simple precautions to protect each other:
*to 11:59pm 8 April 2022
*notified from 8pm 8 April to 8pm 9 April 2022.