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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, May 18

Two new unrelated cases of COVID-19 were reported during the province's regular weekly pandemic briefing Tuesday, as well as a flight exposure.

2 new cases of COVID-19 reported Tuesday

Government needs to ensure sick leave is available for daycare workers, say people in the industry. (Steve Bruce/CBC)

Two new unrelated cases of COVID-19 were reported during the province's regular weekly pandemic briefing Tuesday. One of them travelled on AC8012 on May 15, and official advise anyone on that flight to watch closely for symptoms.

During the briefing, Premier Dennis King said the province will start processing applications for seasonal residents to come to the Island. Arrivals will begin June 8. 

P.E.I. is still waiting for updated advice from national officials about what second dose of COVID-19 vaccine should be given to Islanders who received a first dose of AstraZeneca-Oxford.

This, after P.E.I. pharmacies stopped administering AstraZeneca-Oxford shots last week on the direction of the province. Pharmacists are now delivering first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Islanders 40 and over.

Following a case of COVID-19 at a daycare, people in the industry are saying government needs to do more to make sure paid sick leave is available for workers.

P.E.I. currently has 10 active cases and has seen a total of 194 over the past 14 months, with two hospitalizations and no deaths.

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These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 16.
  • Islanders over 40 can book an appointment for a Moderna vaccine at a pharmacy.

You can find more information about how to get a vaccine here.

Further resources

Reminder about symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
  • Possible loss of taste and/or smell.
  • Sore throat.
  • New or worsening fatigue.
  • Headache.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Runny nose.

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