Mar
19
2021

Four new positive cases of COVID-19 in PEI

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced four new positive cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island. 

One individual is a man in his 20s who travelled from outside Atlantic Canada. He tested positive on routine testing, is in self-isolation and being followed by public health daily.  

Another individual is a man is in his 30s who travelled from outside Atlantic Canada for work. He initially tested negative, then later tested positive. Two of the man’s close contacts, a woman in her 30s and a male under the age of 19 also tested positive. They are all in self-isolation and being followed by public health daily. These cases are still under investigation and contact tracing is underway. Any close contacts of the cases will be contacted by public health and told to self-isolate immediately.

The individual under 19 was involved in minor sport activities. Close contacts (eg: teammates, coaching staff) will be contacted by public health, asked to go get tested and will need to self-isolate immediately, so they will not be participating in any sport activities this weekend. 

If any public exposure notifications are required after a risk assessment, they will be released as soon as possible. 

Islanders are urged to get tested if they experience any symptoms of COVID-19, even after a previous negative test, and to self-isolate until the results come back. Islanders are also encouraged to download the free national COVID Alert app, which will let them know if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Prince Edward Island currently has eight active cases of COVID-19 and has had 148 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic. Information about the province’s COVID-19 cases is available online.

Get the latest information about Prince Edward Island’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Backgrounder: 

The Chief Public Health Office continues to work closely with the federal government, provincial and territorial counterparts, government departments and Health PEI to monitor the pandemic situation and prepare for all COVID-19 related impacts to the province, including health, social and economic. The public health risk of COVID-19 is continually reassessed and Islanders will be updated as new information becomes available.

Everyone is encouraged to follow routine prevention measures:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water 
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue 
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well 
  • Limit touching your eyes, nose and mouth 
  • Keep your circle of contacts small 
  • Wear a mask in closed, indoor public spaces 
  • Physical distance - stay two meters (6 feet) apart 
  • Don’t share items like drinking glasses and water bottles 
  • Frequently clean surfaces like taps, doorknobs and countertops 
  • Visit a drop-in-clinic to be tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms 


Media Contact:
Samantha Hughes
Health and Wellness
shughes@gov.pe.ca 
 

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