Illawarra Newsroom

One death recorded, PCR test result drop

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For the 24 hour period to 8pm last night, there were 1289 new COVID-19 cases detected by PCR testing for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

NSW Health is today reporting the death of one person with COVID-19 from our Local Health District: a female in her 70s from the Wollongong Local Government Area who was vaccinated.

Wollongong Local Government Area, 795 cases, 2500 – 241, 2502 – 29, 2505 – two, 2506 – 24, 2508 – 31, 2515 – 54, 2516 – 26,  2517 – 44, 2518 – 53, 2519 – 67, 2525 – 50, 2526 – 62, 2530 – 112

Shellharbour Local Government Area, 305 cases, 2527 – 93, 2528 – 96, 2529 – 116

Shoalhaven Local Government Area, 110 cases, 2535 – six, 2539 – 14, 2540 – 58, 2541 – 32

Kiama Local Government Area, 79 cases, 2533 – 56, 2534 – 23.

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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 Wednesday 12 January.

Of people aged 12 to 15, 81.9 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.2 per cent have received two doses.

Of people aged 5 to 11, 6.5 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 14,396,240 with 4,562,673 administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 9,833,567 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Wednesday 12 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.

Image: Wave FM, NSW Health Facebook