P.E.I. reports three travel related cases of COVID-19; potential exposure on flights
HALIFAX -- Prince Edward Island is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, all related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. With four cases previously reported cases now considered recovered, five active cases of COVID-19 remain on the island.
In a release issued Thursday afternoon, Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.’s chief public health officer, confirmed three new cases that were related to travel.
The new cases involve a woman in her 30’s, a woman in her 50s, and a man in his 50s. They all arrived in the province following travel outside Atlantic Canada. The three cases are not related to each other.
All three individuals remain in self-isolation and are being contacted daily by public health.
The province is issuing potential exposure notifications on the following flights into Charlottetown.
- December 21: Air Canada flight 8302 from Montreal to Charlottetown
- December 21: Air Canada flight 7462 from Toronto to Charlottetown
- December 23: Air Canada flight 7462 from Toronto to Charlottetown
Public Health says anyone who travelled on these flights should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and, if symptoms develop, isolate and arrange testing as soon as possible.
With four cases previously reported cases now considered recovered, P.E.I. currently has five active cases of COVID-19 and has had a total of 94 positive cases of COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic. Information about the province’s COVID-19 cases is available online.