There were 29,830 positive test results (cases) notified to 8pm last night





There were 29,830 positive test results (cases) notified to 8pm last night and 36 people died

18 January 2022

(See Translation in Arabic Section)

Sydney - M E Times Int'l: Across NSW, 95.2 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 Sunday 16 January.

Of people aged 12 to 15, 82.1 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, 13.9 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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 36 people with COVID-19; 22 men and 14 women.

One person was aged in their 40s, two people were aged in their 50s, one person was aged in their 60s, 11 people were in their 70s, 12 people were in their 80s and nine people were in their 90s.

Of the 36 people who died; 33 people had received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and three people 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.

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 921.

There are currently 2,850 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 209 people in intensive care, 63 of whom require ventilation.

There were 29,830 positive test results (cases) notified to 8pm last night – including 13,763 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 16,067 positive PCR tests.

Of the 13,763 positive RAT results, 11,564 of these positive tests were from the previous seven days.

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.


 














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