Covid update - Wednesday
16th February 2022
COVID UPDATE - 1.10pm, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 16
On a positive note, hospitalisation and ICU numbers are generally pretty stable so our high vaccination rate is certainly doing its job and ensuring that most people avoid severe symptoms and illness, but there's been a significant rise in case numbers over the past week. Case numbers in the Hunter have been the highest in the State for the past 8 days, and the statewide number has gone back over 10,000 a day. As much as we all hate them, masks reduce the chances of infection by 53%, so please take a little care and use common sense when out and about.
Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 40 (down 1 since yesterday)
Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 2 since yesterday)
Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1478 (down 105 since yesterday)
Covid patients in NSW ICU: 92 (stable, 46 on ventilation)
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1672 (up 413 on previous day's figure. This is the highest daily total of any health district in NSW for the 8th consecutive day. 590 PCR + 1082 RAT).
New cases statewide since yesterday: 10,463 (up 2262 on the previous day, PCR 4068 + 6395 RAT)
New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4483 (down 244 on previous day's figure)
Lives lost in NSW over the past 24 hours: 27 (11 more than the previous day). This brings the total number of lives lost to Covid in NSW to 1772 (in Australia 4726).
Lives lost in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours: 3 (a man in his 80s from Mid-Coast LGA, a man in his 90s from Mid-Coast LGA and a man in his 90s from Newcastle LGA). My sincere condolences go out to their families and friends.
More information on all the requirements and protocols relating to schools, outbreaks and isolation rules for parents and carers of school-aged children HERE.
STATEWIDE VACCINATION RATES
- 95.6% of people aged 16+ have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
- 94.2% of people aged 16+ have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine
- 49.1% of people have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine
- 83.5% of people aged 12-15 have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
- 78.9% of people aged 12-15 have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine
- 45.8% of people aged 5-11 have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
More information on new case numbers by LGA can be found on THIS LINK.
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