Tasmania records slight rise in COVID-19 cases

Tasmania has recorded 1,037 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, up from 825 yesterday. 

Twenty-one people are in hospital and one person remains in intensive care. 

There are 6,365 actives cases in the state, down slightly from yesterday’s figure of 6,485. 

There were 310 PCR tests conducted and 727 rapid antigen tests. 

Just over 5,800 rapid tests were distributed yesterday, under the new arrangement which requires people to request a test from the government using an online registry

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In the state, 97.75 per cent of eligible people aged 12 and over have now had their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 94 per cent have had two doses. 

Just over 26 per cent of those aged 18 and over have had a booster shot. 

There are now 372 people receiving medical assistance in their homes through the COVID at home program. 

More information on the current state of restrictions can be found on the Tasmanian government’s coronavirus website.

More information on where to get a COVID test and requirements for travellers can be found on the Tasmanian government website

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