1 death, 1,270 new cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I. in past week – CBC

Number of cases up from previous week while two new outbreaks are declared in Summerside

Jul 12, 2022

P.E.I. is reporting one death related to COVID-19 during the past week, and 1,270 new confirmed cases.

The person who died was 80 or older, according to weekly data released Tuesday by the province. It was the Island’s 46th death related to COVID-19.

Nineteen people are in hospital with COVID-19, with none in the intensive care unit. Eight of the 19 were admitted due to COVID-19 and 11 were admitted for other reasons and tested positive on or after admission.

There was an average of 182 cases per day over the past seven days. That’s up from the previous week, when there was a total of 1,070 new cases and a daily average of 153.

More than 43 per cent of people tested over the past week were positive for COVID-19.

P.E.I. has 1,858 active cases as of Tuesday.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-covid-19-cases-1.6518196

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