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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, April 30

There are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island says P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison.

111 new negatives tests since Wednesday

Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.'s chief public health officer, said there were no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in P.E.I. Thursday. (Ken Linton/CBC)

There are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island Thursday, says Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison.

At an afternoon briefing she said 111 new negatives test results had come in since Wednesday.

"We've had one case in the last two weeks and a total of six cases for the month of April," Morrison said.

She said all cases are related to travel.

There have been 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I., with 24 considered recovered.

Morrison said there are 2,130 people self-isolating on P.E.I. including 600 essential workers.

Some schools on P.E.I. will be reopening to students with priority needs as the province launches a respite care program for families during COVID-19.

In a briefing later Thursday afternoon, Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning Brad Trivers outlined the new program, which is expected to roll out on May 11. 

Trivers said the province has already received more than 100 calls from interested parents across P.E.I.

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Further resources

COVID-19: What you need to know

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Common symptoms include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough.
  • Tiredness.

But more serious symptoms can develop, including difficulty breathing and pneumonia, which can lead to death.

Health Canada has built a self-assessment tool.

What should I do if I feel sick?

Isolate yourself and call 811. Do not visit an emergency room or urgent care centre to get tested. A health professional at 811 will give you advice and instructions.

How can I protect myself?

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean regularly touched surfaces regularly.
  • Practise physical distancing.

More detailed information on the outbreak is available on the federal government's website.

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