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Tas daily COVID-19 cases rise slightly

Tasmania has reported 1109 new coronavirus cases, a slight increase on the daily figure from 24 hours earlier.

It is the second day in a row the state’s fresh infections have surpassed one thousand, the first time that has occurred in about two and a half weeks.

Tasmania has 5716 documented active cases as of Wednesday, continuing a broad upward trend since February 16.

Fourteen people with the virus are in hospital, with seven of those being treated specifically for COVID-19. Four patients are in intensive care.

The state recorded 1051 new cases on Tuesday and 784 on Monday.

There have been 13 COVID-19 deaths in Tasmania since the state reopened borders in mid-December and 26 in total.

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