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Tasmania Covid-19 death toll reaches 85

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Tasmania's Coronavirus toll has risen once again.

A person in their 70's has passed away in the state's South, taking the count to 85 since the pandemic began.

New infections are outpacing recoveries once more, with 850 new cases recorded overnight.

542 people have recovered and been released from isolation in the past 24 hours.

457 people are being monitored under the [email protected]┬áprogram.

There are currently 31 people in hospital with Covid-19 and of these, 13 are being treated specifically for symptoms.

There are currently two people being cared for in the ICU.

The total number of active cases currently stands at 4,537 with more than 171,000 Tasmanians recovering from COVID-19.

Vaccination rates are continuing to climb with over half of all kids aged 5-11 years old now fully vaccinated.

63.26% of children in the age group have received their first Covid jab.

Over 71% of Tasmanians 16 years and older have received their first booster.

That figure sits at more than 86% for locals over 50 years old.

Some of the last remaining Coronavirus restrictions will be released over coming weeks, Premier Jeremy Rockliff reminding us to keep up Covid-safe behaviours.

"Practice good hand hygiene, follow social distancing, test when you have symptoms and stay home when you are unwell."