P.E.I. reports one additional death related to COVID-19 Sunday, nine people in hospital
Prince Edward Island reported an additional death related to COVID-19 Sunday. Health officials said the individual was over 80 years old.
“It saddens me to report that another person in PEI has passed away related to COVID-19,” said P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison in a news release.
“I send along my sincere sympathy to this individual’s loved ones at this difficult time.”
Public health said Sunday there are currently nine people in hospital being treated for COVID-19, including one person in the intensive care unit.
Officials said there are four others in hospital who are positive for COVID-19 but are being treated for illnesses other than COVID-19 (COVID-19 was not the reason for admission).
209 NEW COVID-19 CASES REPORTED
P.E.I. reported 209 new cases of COVID-19 and 214 recoveries Sunday.
The province said the new cases are still under investigation.
There are currently 2,484 active cases of COVID-19 and there have been 6,125 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
Here is an update from public health officials on the locations of current outbreaks in high-risk settings:
Long Term Care Facilities (six facilities with outbreaks):
- Andrews of Park West
- Atlantic Baptist
- Beach Grove Home
- Clinton View Lodge
- Garden Home
- Summerset Manor (New Outbreak)
Community Care Facilities (two facilities with outbreaks):
- Bevan Lodge
- Miscouche Villa
Early Learning and Child Care Centres:
- 19 centres with cases of COVID-19
- Five centres open
- Six centres closed
- Eight centres operating at a reduced capacity
Other congregate settings:
Population that accesses shelter and outreach services in Charlottetown
- Prince County Correctional Centre
- Provincial Addictions Treatment Facility
- Provincial Correctional Centre
- St. Eleanor’s House
As of Wednesday, Jan. 19, 96.1 per cent of Island residents over the age of 12 years received at least one dose of vaccine and 92.9 per cent were fully vaccinated.
61 per cent of children aged 5 to 11 have had one dose and 43,863 individuals have their booster dose.
Public health said approximately 23,800 people are eligible to receive the booster dose but have not yet done so.
In order to preserve the capacity of Health PEI testing clinics, until further notice, public health said testing will continue to be limited to the following:
- Symptomatic individuals
- Close contacts of positive cases
- Confirmatory tests for individuals who test preliminary positive at a point-of-entry
- Confirmatory tests for individuals who test preliminary positive with a rapid antigen test
Officials said individuals who do not have symptoms do not require testing (unless in one of the above categories).
Those who are presenting for testing related to travel (for example: day 4 tests) will be provided with at home rapid antigen tests, two tests to be taken 48 hours apart.
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