COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What’s happening the week of April 24 – CBC

1st cruise ship in 2 years docks in Charlottetown Harbour

Apr 25, 2022

More than 100 long-term care beds are sitting empty on P.E.I., due to staff shortages caused by the pandemic.

The first cruise ship in two years sailed into Charlottetown Harbour Friday morning, after the industry shut down in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Passengers touring Charlottetown told CBC News they have confidence in the measures on board to contain COVID-19.

Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada
Surging case numbers of COVID-19 are stretching Nova Scotia’s hospitals to the point that there are now more patients than available acute care beds. The province’s health authority confirmed its acute care bed occupancy rate as of Tuesday was running at 106 per cent. The numbers fluctuate daily, but there were 1,712 acute care beds and 1,815 patients provincewide.

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