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Covid update for NSW January 15 2022

COVID UPDATE

There are 2196 new cases of covid19 in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven for the 24 hours to eight last night.

That includes 1254 cases from the Wollongong LGA, 458 from Shoalhaven 407 from Shellharbour and 77 from Kiama.

In the Hunter New England there are currently 116 COVID-19 cases receiving care in hospitals and seven in intensive care units.

In the Southern NSW Health District there are 553 new COVID-19 cases.

Self reported rapid antigen test (RAT) results are not yet included in these numbers.

Cases for the Wingecarribee Shire are yet to be updated

Across NSW and the state has recorded an unwanted and deadly covid milestone.

137 people have died with the virus this week, 20 in the latest reporting period.

More than two-thousand-500 people are being treated in hospital, 193 are in intensive care.