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Fourth death since borders reopened, cases steady

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Tasmania has recorded its fourth coronavirus-related death since borders reopened last month.

A woman in her 80s died in hospital while being treated for COVID pneumonia.

She was admitted back on January 13.

"I would like to pass on my sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of the woman who has sadly passed away yesterday," Premier Peter Gutwein said in a statement.

The number of active cases in the state sits at 5,094 after 712 new infections in the 24 hours until 8pm last night, with 870 recovered and released from isolation in that same period.

It's a slight increase on yesterday's 643 fresh cases.

There are now 28 COVID-positive patients in hospital, down from 35 yesterday; 11 of those being treated specifically for the virus, down from 15 yesterday.

That includes two people in intensive care. 

"While we continue to progress through this transition phase, the evidence remains clear that the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones is to get vaccinated. Vaccination remains our best protection against COVID," Premier Gutwein said.

"If you haven’t had your first or your second dose, or if you’re due for your booster, please make a booking as soon as possible."