Coronavirus Update 16 May

Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Health

Tasmania has recorded 854 new cases overnight, with 886 people recovered and released from isolation in that time.

The total number of active cases currently stands at 6,077 and we now have more than 144,000 Tasmanians who have recovered from COVID-19.

There are currently 44 people in hospital with COVID and of these, 19 are being treated specifically for COVID. There is currently one person being cared for in the ICU.

Sadly, I can confirm that a woman in her 80s has passed away at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

I extend my sincere condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of the woman who has sadly passed away.

The most important thing you can continue to do to protect yourself, your family and the community is to roll up your sleeves and get vaccinated when you are due.

If you haven’t already, make a booking with one of the many providers across the state and get your vaccination as soon as possible.

And continue following the COVID-safe behaviours – Practice good hand hygiene, follow social distancing, test when you have symptoms, stay home when you are unwell, and wear masks where required to do so.

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