Kerry Chant releases data of people who died from COVID in NSW this week | 7NEWS

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The underlying health conditions for 28 people aged under 65 who died with COVID-19 over the past week has been released by NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant and it shows that 13 people were not vaccinated.

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant: “We have reviewed the deaths that were recorded between the 15th and the 21st January in those under 65 years of age. In summary there were 28 deaths in that period, 9 females and 19 males. One was in their 20s, 2 were in their 30s, 5 were in their 40s, 13 were in their 50s and 7 were aged between 60 and 64 years.”

“So of the 28 who died, 14 were not vaccinated with two doses. In reality, 13 were not vaccinated at all and one had had one dose of vaccine.”

“12 had had two doses and only 2 had had 3 doses.”

“So this illustrates that while over 90% of the population and all of the aged cohorts have received two doses, almost half of the deaths are amongst younger people or occurring in those that are not vaccinated.”

“So my key message is, if you are under 65, think that your health conditions are not severe, or you are not going to have severe disease, think again.”

“The data is clear, please get vaccinated.”

“We’ve looked at the underlying health conditions of those 28 and I would like to say that many had multiple health conditions. 4 of the 28 did not have significant underlying health conditions and 3 of those were unvaccinated and 1 had had two doses. So again confirming very much the importance of vaccination. But of the 24 that had underlying health conditions, 10 had significant heart or valvular disease, 6 had obesity, 6 had chronic lung disease, 7 had diabetes, 6 had significant kidney disease, 2 had significant rheumatological diseases, 3 had other autoimmune diseases, 4 had severe liver disease, 4 had cancer, 5 were significantly immunocompromised, 1 had a significant mental health illness, 4 had chronic neurological disorders and 1 was on a palliative care pathway pre-COVID diagnosis.”

“So my key message is this data and all available scientific evidence that I have seen and new data emerges every day, confirms the critical importance of a booster dose and getting that booster quickly and promptly to afford the maximum protection against the Omicron.”

“My message today is please get boosted and reach out to anyone you know, our friends, family, colleagues and support them getting vaccinated. It is critical and do it as soon as possible.”

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