P.E.I. reports two new travel-related cases of COVID-19
Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at LifeLabs after being logged upon receipt at the company’s lab, in Surrey, B.C., March 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
CHARLOTTETOWN -- Public health officials on Prince Edward Island are reporting two new cases of COVID-19.
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, said today the cases involve a man in his 20s and another man in his 30s.
She says they are both essential workers who do not work in the health-care sector.
Morrison says the two men have been isolating since they arrived on the Island Aug. 24.
Both men underwent routine testing as part of the province's public health protocols for international travellers.
P.E.I. has reported a total of 46 cases of COVID-19, all travel-related.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 3, 2020.