Tasmania’s active Coronavirus numbers have climbed once more, with new infections continuing to outpace recoveries.
1,062 new cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours,
53 Covid-positive patients are in hospital, with three patients being cared for in the ICU.
One person are being monitored in a Community Case Management Facility, with 671 people registered under COVID@homeplus.
Public Health is monitoring 7,174 active cases across the state, up slightly from yesterday’s 6,933
Over 4,000 of those cases can be found in the South of the state, while authorities report 1,686 active cases in the North and 1,192 active cases in the North West.
Vaccination rates are continuing to climb with over half of all kids aged 5-11 years old now fully vaccinated.
63.13% of children in the age group have received their first Covid jab.
Over 72% of Tasmanians 16 years and older have received their first booster.
That figure sits at more than 86% for locals over 50 years old.
Even though mask mandates have been lifted, Premier Jeremy Rockliff reminding us to keep up Covid-safe behaviours.
“Practice good hand hygiene, follow social distancing, test when you have symptoms and stay home when you are unwell.”