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Tas COVID toll rises to 56

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A man in his 70s has died with COVID-19 at the Royal Hobart Hospital, taking the state's pandemic toll to 56.

1078 new cases have been recorded, a slight decrease on yesterday.

There are 50 COVID-positive patients in Tasmanian hospitals, 24 of those being treated specifically for the virus.

Two people are being treated in intensive care, that number unchanged for a few days.

The number of active infections around the state has reduced slightly to 6216. 

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