Prince Edward Island reports one new COVID-19 case on Friday; six active
FILE - 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 new case involves an individual in their 30s who recently travelled outside the Atlantic region. Morrison says the individual tested positive through routine testing and is self-isolating, as required.
P.E.I. currently has six active cases of COVID-19.
To date, the province has had 162 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.