Two new cases of COVID-19 in PEI
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced two new cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island.
One of the individuals is in their 60s and the other is less than 10 years of age. Both recently travelled outside Atlantic Canada. Contact tracing is complete, and the individuals are self-isolating.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Chief Public Health Office has identified the following potential exposure sites on Prince Edward Island:
- Papa Joe’s Restaurant (345 University Avenue)
- Sunday, August 8 between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm
- COWS (150 Queen Street)
- Sunday, August 8 between 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm
- Simmons Pool (170 North River Road)
- Tuesday, August 10 between 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm
- Fishbones Oyster Bar and Grill (136 Richmond Street)
- Tuesday, August 10 between 9:30 pm and 11:00 pm
Individuals at the potential exposure sites during the specified times who are not fully vaccinated should get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate until the results come back. Individuals should continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the potential exposure even after receiving an initial negative test result; if symptoms present, individuals should be re-tested.
Individuals at the potential exposure sites at the specified times who are fully vaccinated (14 days after receiving the second dose of an approved vaccine) should closely monitor for symptoms and if they become symptomatic, immediately get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate until the results come back.
Prince Edward Island currently has nine active cases of COVID-19 and has had 218 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic. Information about the province’s COVID-19 cases is available online.
Two previously announced cases of COVID-19 have been identified as the Delta variant. PEI has had a total of five Delta variant cases and 28 Alpha variant cases of COVID-19 to date.
As of August 11, 89.7 per cent of eligible PEI residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 68.5 per cent have been fully vaccinated with two doses.
Islanders are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and every Island resident 12 and older who wants to be immunized will have an opportunity to receive the vaccine in 2021. Information on PEI’s COVID-19 vaccine roll out and appointment booking information 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:
- Wash 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
- 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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