17 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 94.7 per cent have received two doses to Friday 15 April 2022.

  • Of children aged 12 to 15, 83.3 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 79.6 per cent have received two doses.
  • Of children aged 5 to 11, 49.9 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 32.7 per cent have received two doses.
  • Of people aged 16 plus, 61.8 per cent have now received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This represents 65.7 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 17,709,204, 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:

  • 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 16 April 2022, by Local Health District

Local Health DistrictPositive PCR testsPositive RATsTotal cases
Hunter New England 248 1,081 1,329
Northern Sydney 514 741 1,255
Western Sydney 530 590 1,120
South Eastern Sydney 415 599 1,014
South Western Sydney 445 542 987
Sydney 393 414 807
Illawarra Shoalhaven 210 310 520
Nepean Blue Mountains 169 338 507
Central Coast 134 334 468
Western NSW 101 301 402
Murrumbidgee 17 348 365
Northern NSW 51 258 309
Southern NSW 35 202 237
Mid North Coast 22 208 230
Far West 4 38 42
Correctional settings19019
Hotel Quarantine 101
Under Investigation7835113

COVID-19 vaccination update

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rateTotal* (ages 16 and over) Total* (ages 12 – 15)Total* (ages 5 -11)
All providers – first doses> 95%83.3%49.9%
All providers – second doses
All providers – third doses (ages 16 and over)61.8%n/an/a

*to 11:59pm 15 April 2022

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW HealthDoses past 24 hours*All doses
NSW Health – first doses472,313,241
NSW Health – second doses2582,013,587
NSW Health – third doses399718,423

*notified from 8pm 15 April to 8pm 16 April 2022.