Across NSW, more than 95% of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 94.6% have received two doses to Sunday 10 April 2022.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 17,639,060 with 5,039,587 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,599,473 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Sunday 10 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 11 people with COVID-19; nine women and two men.
Two people were aged in their 60s, five people were aged in their 80s and four people 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.
Of the 10 people who died over the age of 65, six people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, three people had received two doses, and one person was not vaccinated.
The person under 65 years of age who died was not vaccinated and had significant underlying health conditions.
Four people were from Sydney’s south, three people were from Western Sydney, one person was from Sydney’s east, one person was from south western Sydney, one person was from northern Sydney, and one person was from the Central 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 2,545.
There are currently 1,584 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 70 people in intensive care, 24 of whom require ventilation.
There were 15,334 positive test results notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 9,915 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 5,419 positive PCR tests. The 5,419 positive PCR results were returned from a total of 31,773 PCR tests.
Following further investigation, 28 COVID-19 cases reported by RAT have been excluded. There has now been a total of 812,972 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.
Following further investigation, 85 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 520 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 1,230,024.
NSW Health continues to urge everyone to take four simple precautions to protect each other:
Original content from NSW Health. Note: Content has been edited for style and length.
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