PEI Reports 118 New COVID-19 Cases Tuesday

Prince Edward Island reported 118 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Public Health says the cases are still under investigation and contacts are being traced. Anyone identified as a close contact will be contacted with instructions on the testing and isolation requirements.

The province did not provide an update on recoveries, hospitalizations or the current active case count on Tuesday.

The province continues to preserve the limited capacity of PEI Health testing clinics by limiting testing to the following:

  • Symptomatic individuals
  • Close contacts identified by public health
  • Confirmatory tests for people who have a preliminary positive result at an entry point
  • Confirmatory tests for people who are preliminarily positive with a rapid antigen test

Islanders are urged to get tested if they experience any symptoms of COVID-19, even after a previous negative test, and to isolate themselves until results are obtained.

Health PEI says that those without symptoms do not require testing.

The Montague test site will be closed on Thursday, December 30, due to laboratory capacity.


Health PEI says that those who show up for travel-related testing will receive a rapid home antigen test. People will receive two tests that will be done 48 hours apart.

Travelers leaving the province and requiring a NAAT rapid molecular point-of-care test for travel can only access these at the Charlottetown airport. These tests are not available for this purpose at Health PEI walk-in clinics. Currently PCR tests to meet travel requirements in certain countries are not available in PEI


As of Saturday, 95.4 percent of eligible island residents ages 12 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 92.2 percent are fully vaccinated with two doses and 41 , 9 percent of children ages five to 11 have received their first dose.

Anyone 12 years of age or older can receive their COVID-19 vaccine at one of Health PEI’s clinics or at one of 28 partner pharmacies across the province. Island children between the ages of five and 11 can now receive their COVID-19 vaccine at Health PEI clinics.

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