Across NSW, more than 95 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 94.7 per cent have received two doses to Friday 15 April 2022.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 17,709,204, with 5,045,251 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,663,953 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Friday 15 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 six people with COVID-19; four men and two women.
Two people were aged in their 70s, two people were aged in their 80s and two 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.
Four people who died had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and two people had received two doses.
Three people were from south west Sydney, one person was from Sydney’s north, one person was from the Northern Tablelands and one person was from the Forster-Tuncurry 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 2,614.
There are currently 1,527 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 64 people in intensive care, 18 of whom require ventilation.
There were 9,725 positive test results notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 6,339 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 3,386 positive PCR tests. The positive PCR results were returned from a total of 21,136 PCR tests.
Following further investigation, 28 COVID-19 cases reported by RAT have been excluded. There has now been a total of 851,853 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.
Following further investigation, 50 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 308 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 1,265,617.
NSW Health continues to urge everyone to take four simple precautions to protect each other:
*to 11:59pm 15 April 2022
*notified from 8pm 15 April to 8pm 16 April 2022.