Jeremy Rockliff, Premier and Minister for Health
Tasmania has recorded 850 new cases overnight, with 542 people recovered and released from isolation in that time.
The total number of active cases currently stands at 4,537 and we now have more than 171,000 Tasmanians who have recovered from COVID-19.
There are currently 31 people in hospital with COVID and of these, 13 are being treated specifically for COVID. There are currently two people being cared for in the ICU.
Sadly, I can confirm a person in their 70s has passed away in the state’s South.
I extend my sincere condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of this person.
With a number of our last remaining restrictions set to ease in coming weeks, it’s important to continue following the COVID-safe behaviours - practice good hand hygiene, follow social distancing, 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.