COVID-19 Update – 1,592 new cases in western Sydney – Tuesday, 1 February 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 per cent have received two doses to Sunday 30 January 2022.

Of people aged 12 to 15, 83.2 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.5 per cent have received two doses. Of people aged 5 to 11, 39 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 15,727,205 with 4,792,299 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 10,934,906 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11:59pm on Sunday 30 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.

Case update

Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of 30 people with COVID-19; 21 men and 9 women.

Of the 30 people who died; one was in their 30s, one was in their 50s, five were in their 70s, 19 were in their 80s and four 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.

Five people who died had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, 19 people had received two doses and six people were not vaccinated.

Two people who died were aged under 65. A man in his 30s had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had no significant underlying health conditions. A woman in her 50s was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions.

Eight people were from south western Sydney, four people were from Sydney’s Inner West, three people were from southern Sydney, three people were from western Sydney, two people were from Northern Sydney, two people were from the Shellharbour area, two people were from the Tweed Heads area, one person was from Dubbo, one person was from the Central Coast, one person was from the Hunter Region, one person was from the South Coast region, one person was from the Mid North Coast and one person was from the Mid 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 1,424.

There are currently 2,749 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 186 people in intensive care, 70 of whom require ventilation.

There were 12,818 positive test results (cases) notified to 8pm last night – including 7,913 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 4,905 positive PCR tests.

There has now been a total of 258,867 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022. The 4,905 positive PCR results were returned from 36,234 PCR tests. Following further investigation, 246 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 536 cases previously reported as RAT-positive have now 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 827,141.

Of the 12,818 positive test results, 1,592 are from Western Sydney LHD (827 PCR and 765 RATs), 1,833 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD) (829 PCR and 1,004 RATs), 1,468 from South Eastern Sydney LHD (595 PCR and 873 RATs), 1,379 from Northern Sydney LHD (533 PCR and 846 RATs), 1,501 are from Hunter New England LHD (396 PCR and 1,105 RATs), 871 are from Sydney LHD (376 PCR and 495 RATs), 659 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven (291 PCR and 368 RATs), 679 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD (271 PCR and 408 RATs), 614 are from the Central Coast (167 PCR and 447 RATs), 459 are from Western NSW LHD (157 PCR and 302 RATs), 526 are from Northern NSW LHD (144 PCR and 382 RATs), 433 are from Murrumbidgee LHD (79 PCR and 354 RATs), 227 are from Southern NSW LHD (71 PCR and 156 RATs), 401 are from Mid North Coast LHD (39 PCR and 362 RATs), 19 are from Far West LHD (one PCR and 18 RATs), 45 are in correctional settings, one is in hotel quarantine and 111 are yet to be assigned to an LHD (83 PCR and 28 RATs).

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.