P.E.I. reports two new COVID-19 cases Monday; 11 active infections remain
Dr. Heather Morrison, the province's chief public health officer, says both cases involve individuals in their 20s – one who had recently travelled outside of Atlantic Canada and the other is a close contact.
HALIFAX -- Prince Edward Island is reporting two new COVID-19 cases on Monday.
In a news release on Monday, Dr. Heather Morrison, the province's chief public health officer, says both cases involve individuals in their 20s – one who had recently travelled outside of Atlantic Canada and the other is a close contact.
Health PEI says both individuals are self-isolating, as required.
Health officials also say there is no longer anyone hospitalized on the island as a result of COVID-19. An individual who was previously hospitalized has been discharged.
P.E.I. currently has 11 active cases of COVID-19.
To date, the province has had a total of 177 positive cases of the novel coronavirus.
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.
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.