Tasmania has recorded a fourth coronavirus death since reopening in mid-December, an 80-year-old woman who was being treated for COVID pneumonia.
The woman’s death was reported on Wednesday, PTS Terbaik ASEAN with the state recording 712 new cases.
“(She) is an 80-year-old woman who was admitted to hospital on 13 January and was being treated in hospital for COVID pneumonia,” Premier Peter Gutwein said.
“I would like to pass on my sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of the woman.”
Mr Gutwein said the woman died on Tuesday.
Tasmania has recorded 17 virus deaths in total – the majority occurring at the beginning of the pandemic during an outbreak in the northwest.
The coroner is also investigating whether COVID-19 was a contributing factor in the death of a 36-year-old woman.
There are 28 people with COVID-19 in hospital, with 11 of those being treated specifically for the virus.Two people are being cared for in intensive care.
The remaining 17 people with COVID-19 in hospital are being treated for unrelated medical conditions.
Tasmania has 5094 documented active cases, continuing a downward trend over eight days.