Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Health
Tasmania has recorded 1144 new cases overnight, with 916 people recovered and released from isolation in that time.
The total number of active cases currently stands at 6933 and we now have more than 180,000 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 five 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, two people have passed away, a woman aged in her 70s and a woman aged in her 90s, both in the State’s North-West.
I extend my sincere condolences to their families, 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 and consider wearing a mask when you can’t, 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
Finally, the Coronavirus Website and the Public Health Hotline (1800 671 738) will remain the best place for all Tasmanians to find timely, accurate information on COVID-19.