NSW records 36 deaths, 29,830 positive COVID-19 test results in 24 hours to 8pm on January 17, 2022

There has been another large spike in the state's COVID-19 daily death toll, as NSW Health reported on Tuesday morning that 36 people with the virus lost their lives in a single day.

It was another record for the state's deadliest day of the pandemic, more than doubling the 17 deaths recorded the previous day.

There were 29,830 positive COVID-19 tests recorded in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday, the health authority said, made up of 16,067 PCR results and 13,763 rapid antigen test results.

A COVID-19 testing clinic at Wollongong last week. Picture: Anna Warr

A COVID-19 testing clinic at Wollongong last week. Picture: Anna Warr

There are 2850 people in hospital with the virus - up from 2776 in the previous 24-hour period - and 209 people in intensive care units, an extra six in a day.

Of the 13,763 positive rapid antigen test results, 11,564 were from the previous seven days.

The rapid antigen test results include some cases where an individual has taken multiple tests, or a rapid antigen test and PCR test in the same reporting period.

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