24 November 2021

NSW recorded 248 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Three cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 80,219.

Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting two deaths.

A man in his 80s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital. He was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions.

A woman in her 60s from the Wollongong area died at Wollongong Hospital. She had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions.

NSW Health expresses its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There are currently 195 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 35 people in intensive care, 10 of whom require ventilation.

There were 80,317 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 52,302.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 80,219
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 627
Total tests carried out21,417,993
Total vaccinations administered in NSW12,799,251

Across NSW, 94.4 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 92 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Of the people aged 12 to 15, 81 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 75.7 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 12,799,251 with 4,139,570 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 8,659,681 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Monday 22 November, 2021.

Of the 248 cases reported to 8pm last night, 52 are from Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 46 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 46 are from South Western Sydney, 25 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 22 are from Hunter New England LHD, 14 are from Sydney LHD, 14 are from Western NSW LHD, 10 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, six are from Southern NSW LHD, four are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, two are from Murrumbidgee LHD, two are from Northern NSW LHD, one is from Central Coast LHD, one is from Mid North Coast LHD and three are yet to be assigned to a LHD.

If you haven’t received a COVID-19 vaccination yet, please don’t delay. Even if you have had COVID-19 and recovered, you should get vaccinated.

NSW Health encourages everyone who is eligible to book into a NSW Health vaccination clinic or another provider without delay through the COVID-19 vaccine clinic finder.

If you have just returned from overseas you must comply with the NSW Health Guidelines, including requirements relating to testing and restrictions on attending certain high-risk premises.

You must have a COVID-19 PCR test within 24 hours of arriving and also on or after day seven. You are not required to isolate while waiting for your results, unless you have symptoms. If symptoms present at any time after arrival you should get tested at a PCR drive-through clinic or other COVID testing facility.

NSW Health is contacting people who have recently arrived from overseas to remind them of these important obligations.

NSW Health also encourages people planning to host overseas guests to make sure they are fully vaccinated before the guests arrive. Please remind guests of the testing requirements, to watch out for symptoms and support guests to get tested and avoid high risk locations.

Everyone who has been to these areas recently is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

If you are directed to get tested for COVID‑19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the self-isolation rules.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms it is still important that you have a test and self-isolate until you receive a negative test result.

There are COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

COVID-19 vaccination update

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rateTotal* (ages 16 and over) Total* (ages 12 – 15)
All providers – first doses 94.4%81%
All providers – fully vaccinated 92.0%75.7%

*to 11.59pm 22 November 2021

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW HealthDoses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses 2712,206,515
NSW Health – second doses 7091,892,993
NSW Health – third doses 1,16740,062
Total 2,147 4,139,570

*notified from 8pm 22 November 2021 to 8pm 23 November 2021

Video of today’s update