Three new cases of COVID-19 in PEI
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced three new cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island.
One individual is in their 20s, one is in their 60s and one is in their 70s. All three of the individuals recently travelled outside of Prince Edward Island. One of the individuals is a close contact of a case in another province. Contact tracing is underway, and the individuals are self-isolating.
There are new public exposure notifications in Charlottetown:
- The Guild (111 Queen Street) on Wednesday, September 22 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
- The Pilot House (70 Grafton Street) on Saturday, September 25 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
There are also new flight exposure notifications:
- West Jet flight 630 travelling from Calgary to Charlottetown on Thursday, September 30
- Air Canada flight 8332 travelling from Toronto on Thursday, September 30 and arriving in Charlottetown on Friday, October 1
Anyone who travelled on these flights should monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and if any develop, visit a drop-in testing site.
Prince Edward Island currently has 11 active cases of COVID-19 and has had 302 positive cases since the pandemic began.
As of Saturday, September 25, 93.6 per cent of the eligible population have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 86.2 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 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.
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
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