Saturday morning Tasmania recorded it's latest COVID-19 death after a person in their 70s died in the South of the state.
The latest death marks 85 total deaths since Tasmania opened it's borders on December 15 last year.
The most recent death brings cases close to modelling conducted for the government which projected deaths could exceed 87, with more than 51,000 positive cases in the community six months after borders opened.
Tasmania recorded 850 new cases overnight on Saturday morning, with 542 people recovered and released from isolation in that time.
The total number of active cases currently stands at 4537, and the state has recorded more than 171,000 cases of people who have recovered from COVID-19.
There are currently 31 people in hospital with COVID and of these, 13 are being treated specifically for COVID , with two people being cared for in the ICU.
The government is still encouraging people to get vaccinated as the best protection from COVID-19.
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