COVID-19 Testing and Case Data

Updated 28-January-20228

COVID-19 Case Data
Total RT-PCR tests completed as of 23-Jan-2022 250,079
Percent of tested samples that were positive (last 7 days), including both RT-PCR and Abbott ID Now rapid molecular tests 18.3%
Total cases (including recovered) 7,274
Active cases 2,460
Recovered cases 4,814
Cases requiring hospitalization1 to date 33
Cases admitted to the intensive care unit1 to date 7
COVID-19-related deaths 9

Age distribution of cases (years)

Count %
<12 782 10.8%
12 to 19 687 9.4%
20 to 39 2,854 39.2%
40 to 59 1,796 24.7%
60 to 79 994 13.7%
80 and over 161 2.2%
Age distribution of hospitalized cases1 (years) Count %
< 12 2 6.1%
12 to 19 0 0%
20 to 39 0 0%
40 to 59 3 9.1%
60 to 79 18 54.5%
80 and over 10 30.3%

Vaccination status of cases3 diagnosed in 2021 and 2022 as of 15-Jan-2022

n %
Fully vaccinated 3,066 75.2%
Partially vaccinated 147 3.6%
Unvaccinated 863 21.2%
Hospitalizations1 by vaccination status3    
Fully vaccinated with an additional dose 6 18.2%
Fully vaccinated 20 60.6%
Partially vaccinated 2 6.1%
Unvaccinated 5 15.2%

While the COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective, a percentage of the population who are vaccinated may become infected with COVID-19 if they are exposed to the virus that causes it. As more of the population is vaccinated, it is expected that an increased proportion of the cases and COVID-19-related hospitalizations will be in vaccinated individuals. The rate of fully vaccinated cases may also increase because individual protection from the vaccine may decrease over time and emergence of new variants may decrease vaccine effectiveness.

PEI contributes data to the national reporting of cases following vaccination.


  • Recovered cases: A case is deemed recovered if it has been 7 days (if fully vaccinated) or 10 days (if not fully vaccinated) since symptoms began. If a case was asymptomatic (no symptoms), we use the date of the test as day 0 to start the 7 or 10 days.
  • Unvaccinated cases include those who were unvaccinated or whose episode date occurred less than 21 days after their first dose of the vaccine.
  • Partially vaccinated cases include those whose episode date occurred 21 days or more after their first vaccine dose or less than 14 days after their second dose of the vaccine.
  • Fully vaccinated cases include those whose episode date occurred 14 days or more after their second dose of a two dose vaccine series or those whose episode date occurred 14 days or more after one dose of a one-dose vaccine.
  • Fully vaccinated with an additional dose: People who are fully vaccinated (that is, completed their primary series) and have received an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose.
  • Episode date corresponds to the earliest date reported according to the following order: Symptom Onset Date, Specimen Collection Date, or Test Confirmation Date.

1Received treatment in hospital as a result of COVID-19

2A death due to COVID-19 may be attributed when COVID-19 is the cause of death or is a contributing factor.

3In order to protect the privacy of individuals and to ensure estimates meet reliability standards, information on the vaccination status of cases will only be updated periodically and when the reliability of the estimates are supported by the available data.  

PEI contributes data to the national reporting of cases following vaccination.   




Published date: 
January 28, 2022
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