PEI

7th and 8th COVID-related deaths reported on P.E.I.

Health P.E.I. reported the deaths, P.E.I.'s seventh and eighth related to COVID-19, in a news release on Monday.

Both people were between the ages of 60 and 79

All eight COVID-related deaths on P.E.I. have come in the last 10 days. (Brittany Spencer/CBC)

Two more people with COVID-19 have died on P.E.I.

Health P.E.I. reported the deaths, P.E.I.'s seventh and eighth related to COVID-19, in a news release on Monday.

Both people are between the ages of 60 and 79.

Health P.E.I. also announced 157 new cases and 219 recoveries. There are 2,422 known active cases. Nine people are in hospital being treated for COVID-19, including two in the Intensive Care Unit. 

All eight COVID-related deaths were reported in the last 10 days. Three have been over the age of 80, and five have been between the ages of 60 and 79.

Health P.E.I. attributes a death related to COVID-19 when "COVID-19 is the cause of death or a contributing factor."

There have been an average of 269 cases per day over the last seven days.

There are currently outbreaks at six long-term care facilities, two community care facilities and five other congregate settings including the Prince County and provincial correctional centres, the Provincial Addictions Treatment Facility, St. Eleanor's House and the population that accesses shelter and outreach services in Charlottetown.

There are cases at 19 early learning and child care centres. Three are open, eight are closed and eight are operating at a modified or reduced capacity.

To help prevent the spread of the highly-transmissible Omicron variant, the Chief Public Health Office introduced new restrictions Jan. 18 that will last until at least Jan. 31.

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