Coronavirus update 22 April

Jeremy Rockliff,Premier

Minister for Health

Tasmania has recorded 1,265 new cases overnight, a drop from the day before, with a total of 1440 recovered and released from isolation in that time.

The total number of active cases is currently at 8,609, with more than 118,000 Tasmanians now having recovered from COVID-19.

The number of people in hospital with COVID has also decreased to 41, with 12 of these being treated specifically for COVID, and just one currently being cared for in the ICU.

Sadly, I can confirm that two women, both in their late 90s, have passed away at residential aged care facilities in the state’s south.

I extend my sincere condolences to the women’s family, friends, and loved ones in this extremely difficult and sad time.

We are continuing to see day to day fluctuations in case numbers, but overall, cases are trending downwards across the last seven days compared to the peak seen earlier this month.

Our hospitalisations remain among the lowest in the nation, and we expect to see the number of people in hospital for COVID decline over the next few weeks.

However, the most important thing Tasmanians can do is to continue to roll up their sleeves and get your vaccination or your booster if it’s due, to keep yourself and the community safe and continue to practice COVID safe behaviours.

However, the most important thing Tasmanians can do is to continue to roll up their sleeves and get your vaccination or your booster if it’s due, to keep yourself and the community safe and continue to practice COVID safe behaviours.

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