COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Sunday, Jan. 10
Cases continuing to rise in New Brunswick
The total number of positive COVID-19 cases reported on P.E.I. is holding steady at 102, with eight still active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations.
However, cases continue to rise in neighbouring provinces. New Brunswick announced 30 new cases Saturday and another 14 on Sunday, bringing the total number of active cases to 184.
Nova Scotia tightened its border restrictions with New Brunswick following the Saturday's outbreak. Everyone coming into the province from New Brunswick will have to self-isolate for 14 days — with a few exceptions. People who travel to Nova Scotia from P.E.I. are not required to self-isolate provided they do not stop in New Brunswick.
Travel restrictions have been in place on P.E.I., New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador since the Atlantic bubble burst in November.
Nova Scotia reported three new cases Saturday, including a second case at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. There are 31 known active cases in the province
Across Canada, there have been 652,473 positive cases since the pandemic began in March. More than 16,800 have died. There are 83,252 active cases.
Sarah Steele of Stratford, P.E.I., will be part of women's hockey history next month when the semifinals and final of the COVID-shortened NWHL season are televised on NBC.
P.E.I. has begun to administer the first doses of the Moderna vaccine. The Chief Public Health Office says its goal is to have 80 per cent of Island residents vaccinated by the end of the summer.
P.E.I.'s pharmacists say they've been in talks with the Chief Public Health Office and may be distributing and administering vaccines come spring.
Also in the news
- Some Islanders are discovering disc golf to be a good sport for the winter — especially when people are worried about COVID-19.
- The pandemic is making planning harder, but organizers are moving ahead to mark the 250th anniversary of the arrival of Scottish settlers on P.E.I. in 2022.
- Despite the requests of some seasonal residents to be vaccinated on P.E.I., Dr. Heather Morrison says the province only expects to have enough vaccine to cover the Island's year-round inhabitants.
- 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.