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January 2, 2022: NSW records 18,278 new Covid cases; testing down by 30,000


By staff writer


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Eighty-three NSW people are in ICU with Covid, according to NSW Health, up from 79 over the previous 24-hour reporting period.


In Orange 35 people tested positive, down from 63.


In the 24 hours to 8pm on January 1, 2022, NSW recorded two deaths, and 1,066 people in hospital (up from 901 the day before).


There were 18,278 new cases, down from 22,577.


There were 90,109 tests conducted, a steep drop from the previous 24-hour reporting period (119,278).


Ninety-five percent of NSW people aged 16 and over have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; 93.6 percent of the same group have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.


In the 12-15 age group 81.5 percent have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.2 percent of people have had two doses.


Up to 8pm last night there were 153 new cases identified in the following local government areas (LGA) in the Western NSW Local Health District:


Bathurst - 9 Blayney - 2 Bourke - 4 Brewarrina - 2 Cabonne - 3 Cowra - 4 Dubbo - 53 (inc 1 Wellington address) Forbes - 4 Gilgandra - 2 Lachlan - 2 Mid-Western - 9 (inc 7 with Mudgee addresses) Narromine - 4 Oberon - 6 Orange - 35 Parkes - 4 Walgett - 5 (inc 1 with Lightning Ridge address) Warren - 1 Warrumbungle - 3 (including 1 Coonabarabran address) Weddin - 1

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