Tasmania has reported 1201 new Covid-19 cases, despite a drop in overall infections for a second day in a row,
Twenty-four people with COVID-19 are in hospital, with 10 of those being treated specifically for virus symptoms. None are in intensive care.
The other 14 people in hospital have unrelated medical conditions.
The new infections reported on Friday have come from 852 self-reported rapid antigen tests and 349 PCR tests.
Tasmania recorded 1201 new Covid-19 cases on Friday. (pictured woman receiving Covid test)
Tasmania’s health department says 1739 people have been released from isolation in the past 24 hours.
It means there are 7439 reported active cases, down from 7969 on Thursday and 8764 on Wednesday.
Thirty-nine cases are staying in community management facilities and 293 people are utilising COVID-at-home care.
Tasmania’s latest figures coincided with day one of the fifth Ashes Test between Australia and England in Hobart.
Overall infections in Tasmania are declining as the fifth Ashes test gets underway in Hobart