COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Sunday, Feb. 21
Global pandemic approaching 1-year mark
Vaccinations continue to roll out on P.E.I. and public health restrictions remain in place on P.E.I. as the global COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark.
Officials with the Souris Harbour Authority are hoping the Atlantic bubble will resume in time for the crab fishing season in April.
About 90 per cent of the Special Olympics programming and training on P.E.I. has resumed, and officials are now setting their sights on competition.
Island tourism operators will soon have access to free training programs aimed at helping them adapt their businesses during a pandemic.
P.E.I. has had 115 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020. Two remain active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations.
On Sunday, Newfoundland and Labrador reported 25 new cases of COVID-19. The province now has 430 active cases.
New Brunswick reported four new cases and one death. It now has 87 active cases.
Also in the news
- Gas prices rose again on P.E.I. Friday, up three cents a litre. This is the fourth week in a row Islanders have seen an increase, even though non-essential travel off the Island is not permitted due to COVID-19 restrictions.
- A man who is experiencing homelessness in Charlottetown says he doesn't know where he and others can go to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, even though people living in shelters have been identified as a priority group.
- P.E.I. public health officials are asking everyone on a Feb. 16 flight from Montreal to Charlottetown to report to a testing clinic, after a new COVID-19 diagnosis.
- Dr. Heather Morrison says work is underway on a proof-of-vaccination card or record, showing the dates of a person's vaccination and the locations where they got both shots.
- Here is a chart of COVID-19 cases on P.E.I. since March, and a timeline of pandemic events.
- Here is a look at how coronavirus is spreading across Canada.
Reminder about symptoms
The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
- Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
- Possible loss of taste and/or smell.
- Sore throat.
- New or worsening fatigue.
- Shortness of breath.
- Runny nose.