Six new cases of COVID-19 in PEI
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced six new cases of COVID-19 in the province.
One of the individuals is under the age of 10 years, one is in their 20s, one is in their 50s, two are in their 60s and one is in their 70s. None of the cases is related to the outbreak at West Royalty Elementary School.
Three of the individuals are PEI residents who were diagnosed with COVID-19 in other provinces. Although they are not in PEI currently, they are still considered PEI cases.
The other three individuals recently travelled outside of Atlantic Canada. Contact tracing is complete, and they are self-isolating.
There is a public exposure notification related to one of the cases:
- Sobeys Stratford (9 Kinlock Road) on Tuesday, September 21 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Anyone who was at this location during these times should monitor for symptoms and if any develop, even if they are mild, visit a drop-in testing site.
Prince Edward Island currently has 39 active cases of COVID-19 and has had 293 positive cases since the pandemic began.
As of Saturday, September 18, a total of 251,706 doses of vaccine have been administered in PEI; 93.2 per cent of the eligible population have received at least one dose of vaccine and 85.7 per cent received two doses.
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; those age 18 years or older can also make an appointment 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
- 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
Health and Wellness