NSW records 15,091 COVID cases and 24 deaths

NSW records 15,091 COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths on Monday January 24, 2022

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There are 2816 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with 196 in ICU.

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NSW has recorded 15,091 new COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm.

Of the new cases, 6901 came from positive rapid antigen tests while 8190 came from PCR testing.

There are 2816 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with 196 in ICU.

Hospitalisation numbers are up on yesterday, when 2712 patients were being cared for with 189 in ICU.

NSW Health says 6336 of the positive RAT results are from tests taken in the previous seven days.

NSW Health also noted that some of the cases included in the numbers were people who had reported positive RATs on multiple days and/or where people had a positive PCR test during the same reporting period.

The state's population aged 16 years and over is now 93.9 per cent double vaccinated, while 95.3 per cent have had their first COVID-19 vaccine shot.

33.5 per cent have had their third dose of vaccine.

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Those aged between 12 and 15 years are 78.4 per cent double vaccinated, while 82.7 per cent have had their first dose.

Of those aged 5 to 11 years old, 28 per cent have had their first vaccine dose.

NSW Health will release further details of today's cases at 11am.

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The story NSW records 15,091 COVID cases and 24 deaths first appeared on Newcastle Herald.

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