Coronavirus Update

23 May 2022

Jeremy Rockliff, Premier and Minister for Health

Tasmania has recorded 723 new cases overnight, with a total of 1,029 recovered and released from isolation in that time. 

The total number of active cases is currently at 5,952, with more than 151,000 Tasmanians now having recovered from COVID-19.

The number of people in hospital with COVID is at 51, with 26 of these being treated specifically for COVID, and one currently being cared for in the ICU.

Sadly, I can confirm that a woman in her late 80s has passed away in the North of the State.

I extend my sincere condolences to the woman’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.