Four Northern Beaches residents are among those who have died on one of the deadliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NSW Health today (Wednesday, 12 January) reported the deaths of 21 people with COVID-19 which included 17 men and four women. However, seven of the deaths have been included following the conclusion of coronial investigations which stretch as far back as September last year (one from September 2021, two from October 2021, and four since 23 December 2021).
Of the 21 people who were included in yesterday’s mortality figures, four were from the Northern Beaches, all of whom were male and all had been fully vaccinated. They included a 50-year-old man, a 72-year-old man, a 78-year-old man and an 88-year-old man.
The Northern Beaches suburbs of residence for the four deceased people was not revealed. When asked whether any of the Northern Beaches deaths had been subject to coronial investigation, a NSW Health spokesperson was unable to confirm but did not believe they had been.
Of the remaining 17 people from the rest of NSW who were included in yesterday’s COVID-19 mortality figures, one person was aged in their 30s, one in their 40s, one in their 50s, four in their 60s, four in their 70s, three in their 80s, two in their 90s and one person was aged over 100. Eight were fully vaccinated, eight were not vaccinated and one person had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Four people were from south western Sydney, four were from south eastern Sydney, one was from inner Sydney, two were from western Sydney, two were from the Newcastle area, two were from the Wollongong area and two people were from northern Sydney (not the Northern Beaches).
There are currently 2,242 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 175 people in intensive care, 54 of whom require ventilation.