Across NSW, 95.3 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 93.8 per cent have received two doses to Tuesday 18 January.
Of people aged 12 to 15, 82.3 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.3 per cent have received two doses. Of people aged 5 to 11, 19.1 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 14,887,283 with 4,650,735 administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 10,236,548 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Tuesday 17 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.
Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of 25 people with COVID-19; 16 men and nine women.
One person was aged in their 30s, two people were aged in their 50s, five people were aged in their 60s, five people in their 70s, seven in their 80s, four in their 90s and one was over 100 years old.
Of the 25 people who died; 16 people had received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, one person had received one dose and eight were not vaccinated. 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 five people who died aged under 65, three had received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, one had received one dose and one was not vaccinated.
The person aged in their 30s had received 3 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had serious underlying health conditions.
Six people were from western Sydney, five people were from south eastern Sydney, three people were from Sydney’s inner west, two people were from the Central Coast, two people were from the northern beaches, two people were from the Lake Macquarie area, one person was from the Newcastle area, one person was from south western Sydney, one person was from Queanbeyan, one person was from Albury and one person was from the Illawarra Shoalhaven 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 978.
There are currently 2,781 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 212 people in intensive care, 68 of whom require ventilation.
There were 30,825 positive test results (cases) notified to 8pm last night – including 13,178 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 17,647 positive PCR tests.