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Two new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in P.E.I. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

Chief public health officer Heather Morrison
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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Two new cases of COVID-19 in P.E.I. were confirmed on Wednesday.

The individuals are two females, one in her 20s and one in her 30s.

Both cases are related to travel within Atlantic Canada.

The two cases are linked to another positive case in Atlantic Canada. Both women are isolating and being followed by public health daily. Contact tracing is underway.

There is one public exposure location in Charlottetown related to these cases — Toys R Us, at 201 Buchanan Dr. in Charlottetown on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Anyone who visited Toys R Us at this time should immediately self-isolate and visit a drop-in testing clinic on Thursday and remain isolated until test results are received. Even after receiving a negative result, individuals should continue to monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested again if symptoms develop.

Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.’s chief public health officer, is reminding all Islanders 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 let them know if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

P.E.I. has three active cases of COVID-19 and has had a total of 117 positive cases of COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic. Information about the province’s COVID-19 cases is available online.

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