Coronavirus update 23 April

Jeremy Rockliff,Premier

Minister for Health

Tasmania has recorded 1,212 new cases overnight, another drop from the day before, with a total of 1,230 recovered and released from isolation in that time.

The total number of active cases is currently at 8,585, with approximately 120,000 Tasmanians now having recovered from COVID-19.

The number of people in hospital with COVID is 44, with 9 of these being treated specifically for COVID. There is currently no one in ICU.

Sadly, I can confirm that a female in her late 70’s has passed away at a residential aged care facility in the state’s south.

I extend my sincere condolences to the woman’s family, friends, and loved ones at this extremely difficult 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.

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