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P.E.I. to begin reducing COVID-19 public health restrictions


February 8, 2022
By The Canadian Press

Compliance & Enforcement Health & Safety Human Resources COVID-19 pei

CHARLOTTETOWN — The Prince Edward Island government will start to ease COVID-19 public health restrictions starting Feb. 17.

Premier Dennis King announced today his cabinet has approved a three-step plan that will see an end to most restrictions around April 7.

King says the news should not be seen as a declaration that the pandemic is over, and some restrictions may remain in locations such as hospitals.

Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison today reported the death from COVID-19 of a person over the age of 80 — the 13th death in the province since the pandemic began.

Morrison said nine people are hospitalized with the disease, a decrease of two from Monday, and one patient is in intensive care.

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There are five other people in hospital who were admitted for other reasons but later tested positive for COVID-19.

Morrison reported 264 new cases today and 268 recoveries, for a total of 1,819 active cases.

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