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Tasmania’s virus cases fall to four-week low

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Tasmania has reported the lowest number of COVID-19 cases since January 3.
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Tasmania has confirmed another 504 coronavirus cases, its lowest daily figure since early January.

There are 16 patients with COVID-19 in hospital in the state, with seven of those being treated specifically for the virus – a drop from Sunday’s figure of 10.

One person is in intensive care. The remaining nine cases are in hospital for unrelated medical conditions.

There were 594 infections in Tasmania on Sunday and 683 on Saturday.

The state has 4903 documented active cases, continuing a broad downward trend in recent weeks.

Tasmania on Sunday recorded its fifth coronavirus-linked death since reopening borders to mainland hotspots in mid-December.

The woman, who was an aged-care resident in her late 80s, tested positive for the virus on January 23 and had several underlying medical conditions, authorities say.

Tasmania has recorded 18 virus deaths in total.

The state government, meanwhile, will operate a special vaccination clinic in the north-west town of Smithton on Friday for children aged 5-11.

More than 46 per cent of the cohort have received their first vaccination ahead of school resuming on February 9.

-AAP