Tasmania has 1310 COVID cases, two in ICU

Tasmania has reported 1310 new COVID-19 cases, with 12 in hospital, in the latest reporting period.
Tasmania has reported 1310 new COVID-19 cases, with 12 in hospital, in the latest reporting period.

Tasmania has reported 1310 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest figure since January 12.

Two people are in intensive care as of Tuesday, the most since the island state reopened to mainland hotspots in mid-December.

Twenty-five people are in hospital, with 12 of those receiving treatment specifically for virus symptoms. Both figures are a record for the state.

The other 13 positive cases are in hospital for unrelated medical conditions,

The state's active virus count sits at 6417, a marginal increase from the 6365 reported on Monday.

Forty people are staying at community case management facilities, and 387 are being monitored under at-home care protocols.

Tasmania's health department has reached an agreement with Hobart City Council to use the town hall for medical appointments if demand necessitates.

Australian Associated Press