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Pandemic death toll up to 33

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Tasmania's pandemic death toll has risen to 33 on the death of a man aged in his 90s with coronavirus at the Royal Hobart Hospital. 

1885 new cases were added to the state's tally in the latest figures from Public Health, with 1963 recovered and released from isolation in that period.

It means the number of active infections statewide remains steady at 12,790.

"While case numbers are currently elevated associated with the BA2 variant outbreak, hospitalisation rates remain low," Health Minister and new Premier Jeremy Rockliff said.

There are 41 COVID-positive patients in Tasmanian hospitals, 18 of them being treated specifically for the virus, including one in the ICU. 

"The evidence remains clear that the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones is to remain up to date with your COVID vaccination. So, if you’re due for your booster - particularly those eligible for a winter dose - please make a booking as soon as possible at either a state-run vaccination clinic, your local GP, or a pharmacy," Mr Rockliff said.

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