31 Aug 2022
Jeremy Rockliff, Premier and Minister for Health
Case numbers from the recent COVID-19 wave have continued to trend down in recent weeks, with 269 new cases overnight. The total number of active cases currently stands at 1,342 and we now have nearly 240,000 Tasmanians who have recovered from COVID-19.
There are currently 11 people in hospital being treated specifically for COVID and there are two patients in ICU.
Sadly, I can confirm that a man in his late 70s has passed away in the States North-West. I extend my sincere condolences to the man’s family, friends, and loved ones.
There have also been two additional deaths recorded in Aged Care facilities from earlier this year (one from March, and one from January) where COVID-19 has now been identified as a cause or a contributing factor.
While the recent reduction in case numbers is promising, we continue to urge Tasmanians to act to reduce the risk to ourselves and keep others safe from COVID-19.
The most critical thing that Tasmanians can do to protect themselves from the severe consequences of COVID is to ensure they are up to date with their vaccinations. 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.