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Tasmania's COVID-19 case numbers on the rise

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 1,406 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Tasmania in the past 24 hours.

598 cases were discovered with PCR testing, the other 808 found through self-reported Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) results.

The figure brings the total active case numbers to 7,473, with 15 people in hospital.

Of those, four patients are being treated for COVID-related symptoms.

435 people have been released from isolation in the past 24 hours.

14,810 Rapid Antigen Tests have been handed out at State Distribution Clinics in the past day.

Public Health have confirmed a shipment of RATs have landed on King Island as the community continues to fight a COVID outbreak.

11 more cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number on the island to 92.

Anyone who has COVID symptoms or is a close contact of a confirmed COVID case is being urged to pick up a test kit.

Volunteer SES members will be present at the King Island Racing Club on Racetrack Road, Currie between 2pm and 5pm today and Monday January 10.

King Island residents are being asked not to visit the King Island District Hospital or Police Station looking for RATs.

To see where you can pick up a Rapid Antigen Test or line up for a PCR test, check out the map below.