One additional COVID-19 case confirmed in PEI
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has confirmed one additional positive case of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island.
The individual is a man in his 20s, a rotational worker who recently travelled to Prince Edward Island from outside of the Atlantic Region. He has been in self-isolation since arriving in PEI, and tested positive on routine testing. Contact tracing is now complete.
This case is not related to any of the other recent positive cases of COVID-19 in the province.
Prince Edward Island currently has five active cases of COVID-19, and there have been 73 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic.
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
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