One new positive COVID-19 case in PEI
Prince Edward Island’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has confirmed one new positive case of COVID-19 in the province related to travel.
The individual is a woman in her 50s who arrived in the province on December 17 following domestic travel outside Atlantic Canada. She remains in self-isolation and is being followed by public health daily.
There are no public exposures locations in PEI related to this case, and the travel-related details are as follows:
- December 17: Air Canada flight 8302 from Montreal to Charlottetown
The Chief Public Health Office has been in communication with the airline. Anyone who travelled on these flights should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and, if symptoms develop, immediately visit a Drop-in Testing Clinic to be tested.
Dr. Morrison is reminding all Islanders to get tested if they experience any symptoms of COVID-19, and self-isolate until the results come back. Islanders are also encouraged to download the free national COVID Alert app, which will to let them know if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Prince Edward Island currently has 7 active cases of COVID-19 and has had a total of 91 positive cases of COVID-19 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:
- Wear a mask in closed, indoor public spaces
- Washing 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
- Maintain a distance of two meters from others as much as possible
- Don’t share items like drinking glasses and water bottles
- Frequently clean surfaces like taps, doorknobs and countertops
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Office of the Premier