Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Health
Tasmania has recorded 1,018 new cases overnight, with 846 people recovered and released from isolation in that time.
The total number of active cases currently stands at 5,445 and we now have more than 170,000 Tasmanians who have recovered from COVID-19.
There are currently 47 people in hospital with COVID and of these, 16 are being treated specifically for COVID. There are currently three people being cared for in the ICU.
Public Health officials have previously explained that fluctuations in daily case numbers are a part of living with COVID and it remains our collective responsibility to look out for one another by continuing to follow COVID-safe behaviours.
Sadly, I can confirm a man in his 80s has passed away in the State’s South.
I extend my sincere condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones.
With COVID still circulating in our community it’s important to continue following the COVID-safe behaviours – practice good hand hygiene, follow social distancing, test when you have symptoms and stay home when you are unwell.
And 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.