12 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 Sunday 10 April 2022.

  • Of children aged 12 to 15, 83.3 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, 49.7 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 30.7 per cent have received two doses.
  • Of people aged 16 plus, 61.2 per cent have now received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This represents 65.2 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 17,639,060 with 5,039,587 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,599,473 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Sunday 10 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; nine women and two men.

Two people were aged in their 60s, five people were aged in their 80s and four 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 10 people who died over the age of 65, six people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, three people had received two doses, and one person was not vaccinated.

The person under 65 years of age who died was not vaccinated and had significant underlying health conditions.

Four people were from Sydney's south, three people were from Western Sydney, one person was from Sydney's east, one person was from south western Sydney, one person was from northern Sydney, and one person was from the Central 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 2,545.

There are currently 1,584 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 70 people in intensive care, 24 of whom require ventilation.

There were 15,334 positive test results notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 9,915 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 5,419 positive PCR tests. The 5,419 positive PCR results were returned from a total of 31,773 PCR tests.

Following further investigation, 28 COVID-19 cases reported by RAT have been excluded. There has now been a total of 812,972 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.

Following further investigation, 85 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 520 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 1,230,024.

NSW Health continues to urge everyone to take four simple precautions to protect each other:

  • 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-19 symptoms, and
  • clean your hands regularly.

Cases confirmed by PCR test and registered as RAT positive in the 24 hours to 4pm 11 April 2022, by Local Health District

LHD Positive PCR tests Positive RATs Total cases
Hunter New England4521,6162,068
Western Sydney8801,0161,896
Northern Sydney7491,1021,851
South Western Sydney8229321,754
South Eastern Sydney7219151,636
Illawarra Shoalhaven302502804
Nepean Blue Mountains250554804
Central Coast196560756
Western NSW150452602
Northern NSW48378426
Southern NSW80327407
Mid North Coast30317347
Far West157792
Correctional settings808
Under Investigation7822100
Total 5,419 9,915 15,334

COVID-19 vaccination update

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rate Total* (ages 16 and over) Total* (ages 12 – 15) Total* (ages 5 -11)
All providers – first doses> 95%83.3%49.7%
All providers – second doses94.6%79.5% 30.7%
All providers – third doses (ages 16 and over)61.2%n/a n/a

*to 11:59pm 10 April 2022

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW Health Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses1082,312,878
NSW Health – second doses7912,011,737
NSW Health – third doses1,163714,972
Total 2,062 5,039,587

*notified from 8pm 10 April to 8pm 11 April 2022.