Apr
8
2020

Chief Public Health Officer confirms three more positive COVID-19 cases for PEI

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced three more confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island, bringing the province’s total to 25. 

One of the cases is the province’s first that is directly linked to interprovincial travel, where the individual travelled to PEI from another province. The individual is a man in his 50s and is at home doing well. Public Health Nursing has initiated contact tracing. 

The other two cases are linked to international travel. One individual is a man is in 20s and the other is a woman in her 70s. The two new cases are both related to international travel. Both self-isolated immediately upon return and are now home doing well. 

In addition to the three new positive results, 449 negative results were also returned. 17 of PEI’s cases are now considered to be recovered. 

Dr. Morrison continues to remind Islanders to self-isolate following travel outside the province, and that those who are not self-isolating should practice physical distancing and good hand washing. 

For answers to general questions about COVID-19 call 1-833-533-9333 or visit our webpage at: www.princeedwardisland.ca/covid19

Backgrounder: 

The Chief Public Health Office continues to work closely with the federal government, provincial and territorial counterparts, government departments and Health PEI to continue to monitor the situation globally, nationally and locally. The public health risk of COVID-19 is continually reassessed and Islanders will be updated as new information becomes available.

Government’s special situation response group also continues to work collaboratively with the Chief Public Health Office, stakeholders and community partners in preparing for all impacts related to COVID-19 to the province, including health, social and economic. 

Everyone is encouraged to follow routine prevention measures:

  • Washing hands frequently with soap and water
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue
  • If ill with acute respiratory symptoms, stay home if possible
  • Limit touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Don’t share items like drinking glasses and water bottles
  • Frequently clean surfaces like taps, doorknobs and countertops

Media Contact:
Samantha Hughes
Health and Wellness
(902) 368-5610
shughes@gov.pe.ca

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