P.E.I. identifies one new case of COVID-19; 24 active cases remain
A nurse performs a test on a patient at a drive-in COVID-19 clinic in Montreal, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
HALIFAX -- Prince Edward Island is reporting one new case of COVID-19 on Friday.
The province's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, says the case involves a man in his 50s and is a close contact to a previously announced infection. She says the man originally tested negative, but after developing symptoms tested positive.
Officials say the man is self-isolating and public health is following up with him daily.
P.E.I. currently has 24 active cases of COVID-19. To date, they have had a total of 139 positive cases of the novel coronavirus.
Prince Edward Island provides a list of possible COVID-19 symptoms on their website, which include:
- new or worsening cough
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- sore throat
- runny nose, sneezing, congestion
- muscle/joint/body aches
- feeling unwell/unusual tiredness
- acute loss of sense of smell or taste
Other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea have been reported, but typically along with other COVID-19 symptoms, and may be seen more often in children.
COVID ALERT APP
Canada's COVID-19 Alert app is available in Prince Edward Island.
The app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play, notifies users if they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.