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Covid death toll rises to 61

 

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Tasmania has reported its 61st coronavirus linked death since the beginning of the pandemic.

A woman aged in her late 90s died at a residential aged care facility in the south of the state.

Another 1,058 covid cases were reported in the last 24 hours - 1,111 people were released from their isolation period in that time.

There are currently 5,762 active cases across the state, with 42 people in public hospitals with covid.

19 are being treated specifically for their symtpoms, one person is in an ICU.