Continuing to keep Tasmanians safe 17 January

Peter Gutwein,Premier

The health and safety of Tasmanians remains our number one priority as we continue to make the transition to living with COVID-19 in our community.

Tasmania has recorded 1,139 new cases, but importantly an additional 1470 people have now recovered and have been released from isolation in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of people released from isolation to around 10,000.

There are 22 people who have COVID-19 in hospital, 10 who are being treated primarily for COVID symptoms, and there is 1 individual in the ICU.

Vaccination continues to be our strongest defence, and Tasmania has one of the highest vaccination rates in the nation, and the world.

Another 47,000 vaccination does were delivered in Tasmania in the week to the 13th of January, which includes more than 42,000 boosters. This incredible effort by Tasmanians beats our previous record vaccination week by 7,200 doses.

The 13th of January was the biggest vaccination day on record with 9,075 doses administered.

I also thank Tasmanians for registering their RAT positive result on the Public Health website to help Public Health track and provide support to cases.

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