Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Health
Tasmania has recorded 1,700 new cases overnight.
The total number of active cases currently stands at 8,201 and we now have more than 187,000 Tasmanians who have recovered from COVID-19.
There are currently 79 people in hospital with COVID and of these, 16 are being treated specifically for COVID. There are currently two 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 that a person in their 80s has passed away in the State’s North.
I extend my sincere condolences to the person’s 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 wear 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.