Dec
1
2021

Seven new cases of COVID-19

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced seven new cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island. 

Six of the cases are travel related, contact tracing is complete and they are self-isolating. One of the cases, a close contact of a previous case and contact tracing is underway. Four individuals are in their 50s, one is in their 40s, one is in their 20s and one is under the age of 19 years. 

There are new public exposure notifications in Morell:

  • Morell Co-Op (7690 St. Peter’s Road)
    • Tuesday, November 23 between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm
    • Monday, November 29 between 9:00 am and 10:30 am
  • Morell Credit Union Community Rink (59 Queen Elizabeth Drive) 
    • Tuesday, November 23 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm
    • Wednesday, November 24 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm
    • Thursday, November 25 between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm

Anyone who was at these locations during these times who is not fully vaccinated should visit a drop-in testing clinic to be tested and monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date of exposure. If any symptoms develop, individuals should be re-tested.

Anyone who was at these locations during these times who is fully vaccinated should monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date of exposure and if any symptoms develop, they should visit a drop-in testing clinic.

There are also new flight exposure notifications:

  • Air Canada flight 8218 which departed Montreal on Monday, November 29 and arrived in Charlottetown on Tuesday, November 30
  • Air Canada flight 8332 which departed Toronto on Monday, November 29 and arrived in Charlottetown on Tuesday, November 30

Anyone who travelled on these flights should monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and if any develop, visit a drop-in testing site. 

There are currently 30 active cases of COVID-19 in PEI and there have been 380 cases since the pandemic began. 

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 receive their COVID-19 vaccination at one of the Health PEI clinics and those age 18 years or older can visit one of the 28 partner pharmacies across the province. Island children between the ages of five and 11 can now receive their COVID-19 vaccination at Health PEI clinics. 

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.

For the latest information about Prince Edward Island’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit: COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Prince Edward Island

Backgrounder:

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
  • Wear a non-medical mask in indoor places
  • 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

Media Contact:
Samantha Hughes
Health and Wellness
shughes@gov.pe.ca

General Inquiries

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

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