There are four new positive cases of COVID-19 in P.E.I. today.
Three of the cases are linked to travel outside of Atlantic Canada – a woman in her 20s, a man in his 40s and a man in his 50s.
The fourth case, a woman in her 50s, is a close contact of a previously reported case.
All four individuals are self-isolating at home and are being followed by public health daily. Contact tracing is underway. The Chief Public Health Office has indicated that these four cases are unrelated to each other.
There are no public exposure locations related to these cases, however, there is an air travel notification related to one of the cases.
The individual traveled on Air Canada flight AC 8302 from Montreal to Charlottetown on Jan. 14. Anyone who was on this flight is asked to closely monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and visit a drop-in testing clinic if symptoms develop.
Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.’s chief public health officer, said all Islanders need to get tested if they experience any symptoms of COVID-19, and self-isolate until the results come back. Islanders are also encouraged to download the free national COVID Alert app, which will to let them know if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
P.E.I. currently has 10 active cases of COVID-19 and has had a total of 108 positive cases of COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic. Information about the province’s COVID-19 cases is available online.
For the latest information about Prince Edward Island’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit:www.princeedwardisland.ca/COVID19.