Friday, January 21, 2022

NSW records 11 COVID deaths

NSW Health has reported the deaths of 11 people with COVID-19 – six women and five men – in latest figures released today.

Seven of those who lost their lives with the virus were aged in their 80s, three were aged in their 90s, and one person was aged in their 70s.

Of the 11 people who died; nine were vaccinated and two were not vaccinated.

Four people were from south western Sydney, one person was from western Sydney, two people were from the Hunter Region, one person was from eastern Sydney, one person was from northern Sydney, one person was from Southern Sydney, and one was from the Central Coast.

“NSW Health expresses its sincere condolences to their loved ones,” the health authority said in a statement.

There are currently 2,186 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 170 people in intensive care, 51 of whom require ventilation.

There were 71,325 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 84,333.

NSW recorded 25,870 new cases of COVID-19 detected by PCR testing in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. As increasingly people follow NSW Health’s advice to use rapid antigen tests for diagnosing COVID-19, the number of PCR tests will underestimate the true number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

208 COVID-19 cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 501,200.

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