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Man in his 80s is Tasmania's latest Covid linked death

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Tasmania's Coronavirus toll inches closer to 60, in the wake of dropping case numbers.

A man in his 80s is the latest death to be linked to Covid-19, he passed away at a residential aged care facility in the south.

59 Tasmanians have lost their lives to Covid-19 since the pandemic began in 2020.

Public Health has recorded 733 new cases of Coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

The figure is a drop from yesterday's 903, and 1,107 the day before.

582 people being monitored under the [email protected] program, with one person being cared for in a Community Case Management Facility.

43 Covid-positive people are in hospitals across the state, 13 of those receiving treatment for Coronavirus symptoms.

One person is in the ICU.

Tasmania has reached a new vaccination milestone, with 50% of kids aged 5-11 years old receiving their second Coronavirus vaccine.

70% of locals over the age of 16 have rolled up their sleeves for a booster, that figure sitting at 85% for locals 50 years and older.

Those people most at risk from COVID-19 are now also eligible to receive a “winter dose” or second booster.

This includes those 65 years and over, residents of aged care and disability facilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged 50 and over, and people who are severely immunocompromised.

To find out where you can book in a jab appointment, click here.