Three new positive cases of COVID-19 in PEI
Prince Edward Island’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has confirmed a cluster of three new positive cases of COVID-19.
The individuals are three males in their 20s. The cases are currently under investigation and contact tracing is underway.
The investigation is at a preliminary stage and a public update will be provided tomorrow.
Any Islanders in Summerside with any symptoms of COVID-19 are urged to get tested tomorrow (Friday, February 26) and self-isolate until the results come back. There will be increased testing capacity available at Slemon Park.
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 has six active cases of COVID-19 and has had a total of 120 positive cases of COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic. Information about the province’s COVID-19 cases 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:
- Maintain a distance of two meters from others as much as possible
- Washing hands frequently with soap and water
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue
- Stay home if you are not feeling well
- Wear a mask in closed, indoor public spaces
- Limit touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Keep your circle of contacts small
- Don’t share items like drinking glasses and water bottles
- Frequently clean surfaces like taps, doorknobs and countertops
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