Prince Edward Island reports one new death related to COVID-19 in its weekly update Tuesday.
The county says the person was in his 60s or 70s.
To date, PEI has reported 45 deaths related to the novel coronavirus.
PEI has reported a decline in the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations.
On Tuesday, there were nine people hospitalized with the virus — two fewer than in last week’s report.
Of those hospitalized, three were admitted because of COVID-19 and six tested positive on or after admission.
Currently there is no one in intensive care due to COVID-19 in PEI
As of Monday, PEI reported outbreaks in two long-term care facilities:
- Rev Phillips Residential Community Care
- Perrins Marina Villa Community Care
NEW CASES AND TESTS
PEI reports 621 new cases of COVID-19 since the last update — 70 fewer cases than the 691 reported last week.
In the past seven days, there have been an average of 89 new cases per day on the island – a decrease of 10 from the 99 average daily new cases reported last week.
Currently, there are 845 active cases of COVID-19 on PEI
Over the past seven days, an average of 291 COVID-19 tests have been performed daily at provincial COVID-19 testing sites. Of that, 30.8 percent came back positive, a slight decrease from last week.
PEI has confirmed a total of 39,998 COVID-19 cases so far.
Details of PEI’s weekly COVID-19 update can be found on its website.