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Tasmania COVID case numbers reach new high

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Tasmania has recorded another 2,223 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

The numbers have been boosted by self-reported Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs), making up 1,172 cases.

The remaining 1,051 cases are from PCR test results.

There are now 6,509 active cases across the state.

Ten people are being treated in hospital - four for covid symptoms, six for other conditions.

In 24 hours, over 9000 RATs were handed out across the four State Distribution Centres.

RATs are now available to symptomatic people or close contacts from:

  • MyState Bank Arena in Hobart;
  • Rokeby Police Academy in Hobart;
  • Silverdome in Launceston;
  • Ulverstone Sports and Leisure Centre - Saturday 8 January to Monday 10 January;
  • Penguin, Dial Regional Sports Complex in Penguin – Tuesday 11 January to Friday 14 January.

These sites are open from 8am to 4pm daily.

Those who do test positive for COVID-19 through a Rapid Antigen Test are being urged to register the result on the Public Health website.

Positive cases must then isolate for seven days, and if free from symptoms after that time, you no longer need to isolate.

For the next seven days after isolation, previously positive cases must wear a mask when out in the community and avoid high-risk settings.

Close contacts must also isolate for seven days and undertake a RAT on days one and six and if negative on day six, can leave isolation after the seventh day.

To see where to get PCR tested or pick up a Rapid Antigen Test, check out the map below.