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NSW Health has provided further details of the COVID-19 deaths of 14 men and five women reported today.

Two people were in their 50s, one in their 60s, seven in their 70s, five in their 80s and four in their 90s.

Dr Kerry Chant, New South Wales Chief Health Officer.Credit:Cole Bennetts

“Two people who died were under the age of 65. Both were vaccinated and had underlying health conditions,” NSW Health said.

“One person had received three doses of vaccine and one person had received two doses of vaccine.

“Three of these people over the age of 65 had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, five people had received two doses and nine people were unvaccinated.”

Among state residents age 16 and older, 46.5 percent received a third dose.

“This represents 50.9% of the eligible population who received their second dose more than three months ago,” the health department said.

There are 1,716 COVID-19 patients in NSW hospitals, including 108 in intensive care. Of those in intensive care, 48 require ventilation.

NSW Director of Health Dr Kerry Chant said of the 141 deaths from COVID-19 in the seven days to 4pm on February 10, 32 people had not been vaccinated, two had received a dose, 75 had two doses and 32 had three doses.

She said 53 people were elderly residents, while 10 people were under 65.

Dr Chant said their co-morbidities included diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung or lung disease, asthma, significant immunosuppression, significant kidney disease, cancer, obstructive sleep apnea and that a person suffered from a chronic neurological disease.

A man was in his 40s and died at home. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 after his death was referred to the coroner.


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