Prince Edward Island reports third death from COVID-19 since start of pandemic

CHARLOTTETOWN โ€” Health officials in Prince Edward Island are reporting the province's third death related to COVID-19.

The death of the person between the ages of 60 and 79 follows news last week of P.E.I.'s first two COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison issued a statement today expressing her sadness and offering condolences to the family.

Morrison reported 304 new cases of COVID-19 on the Island, bringing the total number of active cases to 2,514.

She said there are 10 people hospitalized for COVID-19 and another two people in hospital who are being treated for other illnesses but who have also tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Morrison said there are currently three people in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 19, 2022.

The Canadian Press