Prince Edward Island reported one new death due to COVID-19 on Saturday. The province says the individual is in the 80 years and older category.
“I send my deepest condolences to this individual’s family and friends during this difficult time,” says Dr. Heather Morrison, Chief Public Health Officer.
Prince Edward Island reported on Saturday that 19 people in hospital are being treated for COVID-19, including three people in intensive care.
Public health says there are two more people in the hospital who tested positive for COVID-19 but were not admitted due to the virus, and are being treated for diseases other than COVID-19.
As of Thursday, 96.9 percent of the islanders older than 12 had received at least one dose of vaccine and 93.3 percent had been fully vaccinated.
Health officials say 65.6 percent of children ages five to 11 had one dose and 9.9 percent received their second dose.
Health PEI says appointments are available this week at clinics across the province for first, second and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including dedicated appointments for children.
Anyone 12 and older can receive them COVID-19 vaccination at one of the Health PEI clinics or at one of the 28 partner pharmacies across the province. Island children between the ages of five and 11 can now receive their COVID-19 vaccination at Health PEI clinics.
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, announced 271 new COVID-19 cases and 301 recoveries as of 8 p.m. Saturday. The new cases are being investigated.
PEI has seen an average of 233 new cases per day over the past seven days.
There are currently 2,430 active cases of COVID-19 reported on PEI
To date, the province has announced 7,545 positive cases of the virus.
Health officials also provided an update on the locations of current outbreaks in high-risk settings:
Long-term care facilities (seven facilities with outbreaks):
- Andrews of Park West
- Atlantic Baptists
- Beach Grove House
- Clinton View Lodge
- Garden house
- South Shore Villa
- Summerset Manor
- Community care facilities (one facility with an outbreak):
- Bevan Lodge
Early learning and child care centers:
- 23 centers with cases of COVID-19
- Seven centers are open
- Four centers closed
- 12 centers operating at a modified or reduced capacity
Hospitals (one facility with an outbreak):
Other meeting settings:
- Population Accessing Shelter and Outreach Services in Charlottetown
- Prince County Correctional Center
- Provincial Addiction Treatment Facility
- Provincial Correctional Center
- St Eleanor’s House
COVID-19 tests are currently limited to the following:
- symptomatic individuals
- close contacts of positive cases
- Affirmative tests for individuals who test positive for the time being with a fast antigen test
Islanders who need to be tested for travel purposes will be provided with quick antigen tests at home – two tests that need to be taken 48 hours apart.