Jul
12
2020

One new positive COVID-19 case confirmed in PEI

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island. 

The case is a female in her 80s from Queens County. The woman is at home and is self-isolating. Contact tracing and follow-up is now underway, and a public briefing will be scheduled Sunday evening or Monday morning when more information is available. This case does not appear to be linked to the recent cluster of cases or Whisperwood Villa.

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

 

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:

  • Keep your circle of contacts small
  • Physical distance – stay 6 feet apart 
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • If ill with acute respiratory symptoms, call 811 to be assessed
  • Limit touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Don’t share items like food, drinking glasses and water bottles
  • Frequently clean surfaces like taps, doorknobs and countertops
  • Anyone experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 should contact their family physician, nurse practitioner or call 8-1-1.

General Inquiries

Department of Health and Wellness
4th Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6414
Fax: 902-368-4121

DeptHW@gov.pe.ca