News Coronavirus Tasmania records 92 new COVID-19 cases

Tasmania records 92 new COVID-19 cases

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Tasmania has recorded 751 new COVID-19 cases in the latest reporting period. Photo: AAP
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Tasmania has recorded 92 new COVID-19 cases, including the island state’s first virus-related hospitalisations since borders reopened a fortnight ago.

The infections, reported on Thursday, is a daily record and takes the number of overall active cases to 386.

The majority of active cases, 178, are being managed at home, while there are 74 people in community management clinics.

Two cases are in hospital but not intensive care, while another person with coronavirus remains in hospital for a different medical condition.

Tasmania’s previous daily record was 55 cases recorded on Wednesday.

The state was free of COVID-19 when it reopened to fully vaccinated travellers from mainland hotspots on December 15.

St Ann’s aged care facility in Hobart was forced into lockdown on Wednesday after a staff member who had worked there on Christmas Day tested positive.

Tasmania currently requires people to return a negative PCR test in the 72 hours before they travel into the state but is considering whether rapid antigen tests can be used instead.

Police have warned of heavy traffic outside a testing clinic in Hobart’s northern suburbs.