Covid-19 hospital numbers on the rise

July 19, 2022 10:38 pm in by

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Tasmania has recorded 1,642 new cases of Covid-19 overnight.

Hospitalisations continue to grow, with 184 people in public hospital with Covid-19 statewide.

Of those, 55 patients are being treated specifically for Coronavirus symptoms.

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Two Covid-positive patients are being cared for in public ICUs.

629 people are using the COVID@homeplus program, with ten patients receiving care in Community Case Management Facilities.

There are now 10,111 active cases across Tasmania, with over 200,000 people recovering from Covid-19.

5,232 of those cases are active in the South, with over 2,700 found in the North.

1,850 active Covid-19 cases are being monitored in the North West.

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Public Health officials have previously explained that fluctuations in daily case numbers are a part of living with Covid-19.

Applications for the newly reinstated Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment will be accepted from 8am this Wednesday, July 20.

The payment provides support for people who are unable to earn an income because they have to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19; or care for someone who has to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19.

States and territories have agreed to share the costs of the payment 50:50.

Eligibility for the payment will be backdated to July 1 2022, to ensure that anyone unable to work owing to isolation requirements in this period and does not have access to paid sick leave, is supported.

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Premier Jeremy Rockliff has maintained that this wave of Covid-19 is expected to be with us until the end of September.

“National Cabinet reinforced recent messaging from the Australian Health Protection Principle Committee (AHPPC) that masks are strongly recommended when indoors or where you are not able to socially distance, however mask-wearing is a personal responsibility and will not be mandated.”


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