One new case of COVID-19; update on hospitalizations
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced one new case of COVID-19.
The individual who is in their 60s had recently travelled outside of Atlantic Canada. They tested positive through routine testing. The individual is self-isolating and being followed daily by public health.
The child under the age of 10 who was recently hospitalized at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), has been discharged and is now isolating and being followed by public health daily. The individual in their 40s that was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit has been moved from the ICU back to Unit 3 at the QEH.
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 13 active cases of COVID-19 and has had 174 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic. Information about the province’s COVID-19 cases is available online.
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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