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 Saturday 9 April 2022.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 17,634,368 with 5,037,525 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,596,843 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Saturday 9 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 three people with COVID-19; two women and one man.
Two people were aged in their 70s, 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.
Two people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and one person had received two doses.
One person was from Western Sydney, one person was from Taree, and one person was from Queanbeyan.
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 2,534.
There are currently 1,568 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 62 people in intensive care, 22 of whom require ventilation.
There were 13,468 positive test results notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 7,860 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 5,608 positive PCR tests. The 5,608 positive PCR results were returned from a total of 32,278 PCR tests.
Following further investigation, 13 COVID-19 cases reported by RAT have been excluded. There has now been a total of 803,604 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.
Following further investigation, 46 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 516 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 1,224,170.
NSW Health continues to urge everyone to take four simple precautions to protect each other:
*to 11:59pm 9 April 2022
**The 12 to 15-year-old vaccination rate has dropped slightly as unvaccinated children move into the 12 to 15-year-old bracket and 16-year-olds move into the 16+ age bracket. This results in small movements in age cohorts
*notified from 8pm 9 April to 8pm 10 April 2022.