Health officials on Prince Edward Island have reported deaths from the first two COVID-19 pandemics.
Dr. Heather Morrison, Chief Public Health Officer, states that people between the ages of 60 and 79 and those over the age of 79 died of COVID-19.
Prime Minister Dennis King today issued a statement of condolences to their families.
Authorities have also reported 225 new cases of COVID-19.
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In Prince Edward Island, 1,994 cases of activity have been reported, with an average of 199 new infections reported daily last week.
According to Morrison, the number of hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 remains unchanged from the previous day, with eight patients, including one in the intensive care unit.
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Currently, there are 14 early learning and childcare centers with cases of COVID-19, and 16 confirmed cases in Atlantic Baptist’s long-term care facility.
Approximately 95.9% of islanders over the age of 12 have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine and 92.6% have received two doses.
“Like all the islanders, I received this news of our first death related to the heartfelt COVID-19,” King said.
“This is not a brief announcement. On behalf of all the islanders, I would like to express my deepest condolences to these individual loved ones.”
This report by Canadian Press was first published on January 14, 2022.
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Prince Edward Island reports COVID 19-related deaths in the first two pandemics
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