NSW has reported 13,018 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths in the 24 hours to 4pm. It last had more than 13,000 cases on January 31 when 13,026 were recorded. There are 1070 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with 43 in ICU. Hospitalisation numbers are up on yesterday, when 1066 patients were being cared for, while ICU remains steady with 43 patients. Of the new cases, 9621 came from positive rapid antigen tests while 3397 came from PCR testing. The state's population aged 16 years and over is 94.4 per cent double vaccinated, while 95.8 per cent have had their first COVID-19 vaccine shot. 55.8 per cent have had their third dose of vaccine. IN OTHER NEWS: Those aged between 12 and 15 years are 79 per cent double vaccinated, while 83.6 per cent have had their first dose. Of those aged 5 to 11 years old, 47.9 per cent have had their first vaccine dose. NSW Health will release further details of today's cases at 11am.