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64th Tasmanian dies of Covid-19

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Tasmania has recorded another death linked to Covid-19.

A man in his 60s has passed away at a residential aged care facility in the state's North.

His passing takes the state's Coronavirus toll to 64 since the pandemic began in 2020.

Public Health is reporting 817 new cases of Coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

785 people have recovered and been released from isolation in that time.

47 people are in hospital with Covid-19 and of these, 22 are being treated specifically for Coronavirus related symptoms.

One person is being cared for in the ICU.

517 people are being monitored under the [email protected] Program.

There are 6,090 active cases of Coronavirus reported across the state.

Premier Jeremy Rockliff expects more deaths over the coming weeks.

"The occurrence and peak in Covid-19 deaths typically occurs up to a month after the peak in community cases," Mr Rockliff said.

The prediction follows the later peak in illness among older persons and the clinical course of severe illness due to Covid-19.

Vaccination rates are rising slowly, with over half of all kids aged 5-11 years old now fully vaccinated.

63.72% of children in the age group have received their first Covid jab.

Over 70% of Tasmanians 16 years and older have received their first booster.

That figure sits at over 85% for locals over 50 years old.

Tasmanians are being reminded to keep up Covid-safe behaviours like good hand hygiene, follow social distancing, test when you have symptoms, stay home when you are unwell, and wear masks where required to do so.

 

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