P.E.I. reports first COVID-related death of 2023

P.E.I. is reporting its first COVID-related death of 2023. There were 143 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past week.  (Mike Zacchino/Associated Press - image credit)
P.E.I. is reporting its first COVID-related death of 2023. There were 143 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past week. (Mike Zacchino/Associated Press - image credit)

P.E.I. has reported its first COVID-related death of 2023, according to weekly data provided by the Department of Health and Wellness.

It's the 83rd person to die with COVID-19 since the pandemic began almost three years ago.

There were 143 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past week. Three people were in hospital with COVID-19.

There was an average of 119 tests per day, 17 per cent of which came back positive.