One new case of COVID-19 in PEI
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced one new case of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island.
The individual is in their 40s and recently travelled outside of Atlantic Canada. Contact tracing is complete, and the individual is self-isolating.
There is a flight exposure notification related to the case. Anyone who travelled on Air Canada flight 8330 from Toronto to Charlottetown on Tuesday, September 7, should monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and if any develop, visit a drop-in testing site.
Prince Edward Island currently has four active cases of COVID-19 and has had 236 positive cases of COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic.
As of Saturday, September 4, a total of 244,813 doses of vaccine have been administered. 91.7 per cent of the eligible population have received at least one dose and 82.4 have received two doses. There are over 43,000 people in PEI who are not fully vaccinated.
As always, all 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.
Anyone age 12 and over can make an appointment to receive their COVID-19 vaccination at one of the public clinics online or by calling 1-844-975-3303; or by contacting one of the 28 partner pharmacies across the province. Every Islander in the target age range will have the opportunity to be vaccinated in 2021.
For information on PEI’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, including vaccine facts, immunization data and booking an appointment, visit: COVID-19 Vaccines. For answers to commonly asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, visit: Answers to Common COVID-19 Vaccine Questions.
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
- Get vaccinated
- Stay home if you are not feeling well
- Limit touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Keep your circle of contacts small
- 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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