One new case of COVID-19 in PEI
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced one new case of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island.
The individual is under the age of 19 and is linked to a previously announced case. The individual has been in self-isolation since being identified as a close contact. They will continue to isolate for 14 days and are being followed by public health daily.
Islanders are reminded to keep gatherings small and consistent this long weekend, and continue to be vigilant in following public health measures. Staying socially connected to one another even if we stay physically distance is important this Easter season (ex: virtual dinner party, virtual egg hunt, drop-offs or physical distanced doorstep drop-offs).
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.
Prince Edward Island currently has 13 active cases of COVID-19 and has had 160 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic. Information about the province’s COVID-19 cases is available online.
For the latest information about Prince Edward Island’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit: www.princeedwardisland.ca/COVID19.
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
- Wear a mask in closed, indoor public spaces
- 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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