COVID-19 Update – Over 91,000 new cases reported in NSW with RAT results now being recorded – Thursday, 13 January 2022
Across NSW, 95.1 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 93.7 per cent have received two doses to Tuesday 11 January.
Of people aged 12 to 15, 81.7 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.2 per cent have received two doses. Of people aged 5 to 11, 4 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 14,295,844 with 4,545,396 administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 9,750,448 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Tuesday 11 January 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.
NSW Health vaccination clinics across the state are now administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children aged five to 11 years old. NSW Health is encouraging parents and caregivers to make a booking for vaccination at any NSW Health vaccination clinic, at a general practitioner, or a community pharmacy.
Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of 22 people with COVID-19; 13 men and nine women.
One person was aged in their 60s, eight people were aged in their 70s, seven people were aged in their 80s, five people were aged in their 90s and one person was aged 100+.
Of the 22 people who died; 14 were vaccinated and eight were not vaccinated.
Seven people were from south western Sydney, seven people were from Northern Sydney, three people were from south eastern Sydney, two people were from Inner Sydney, one person was from the Eastern Suburbs, one person was from the Central Coast and one person was from the Cessnock area.
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 799.
There are currently 2,383 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 182 people in intensive care, 60 of whom require ventilation.
There were 88,164 COVID-19 PCR tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 134,411.
NSW recorded 30,541 new cases of COVID-19 detected by PCR testing in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. 204 COVID-19 cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 566,164.
There were 61,387 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) reported yesterday (Wednesday), the first day of the new reporting system. These test results are from 1 January, with 50,729 of these positive tests from the last seven days. Please note there may be some cases included in these numbers where people have reported positive RATs on multiple days and/or where people have also had a positive PCR test during the same reporting period.
Anyone who tests positive using a RAT is now required to register their result with Service NSW via the website or app under a Public Health Order. Registering your RAT result enables NSW Health to provide you with advice on self-isolation and managing COVID-19 symptoms at home, to connect high risk people to clinical care services and to help inform the ongoing public health response.
Of the 30,541 cases reported from PCR tests to 8pm last night, 6,080 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 4,929 are from Western Sydney LHD, 3,655 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 2,873 are from Sydney LHD, 2,841 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 2,491 are from Hunter New England LHD, 1,506 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 1,424 are from Central Coast LHD, 1,396 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 776 are from Northern NSW LHD, 653 are from Murrumbidgee LHD, 552 are from Western NSW LHD, 472 are from Mid North Coast LHD, 229 are from Southern NSW LHD, 20 are from Far West LHD, 13 are from correctional settings, two are from hotel quarantine and 629 are yet to be assigned to an LHD.
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