Tasmania records 1201 new virus cases

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein is due to hold a press conference after the latest case numbers.
Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein is due to hold a press conference after the latest case numbers.

Tasmania has reported 1201 new coronavirus cases, but the overall number of documented active cases in the state has dropped for the 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 have come from 852 self-reported rapid antigen tests and 349 PCR tests.

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.

Australian Associated Press