COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, Feb. 11
There won't be a big gala for Chinese New Year this year, but people are still celebrating
The number of accidental fentanyl-related opioid overdoses and deaths on P.E.I. took a sharp rise in 2020 and Morrison says the numbers are "of concern."
The Native Council of P.E.I. is working with the province to soon offer a vaccination clinic for Indigenous Islanders living off reserve.
Some people on P.E.I. are getting ready to celebrate Asian New Year — making adjustments for the global pandemic while still keeping the traditions of the importance of family and food.
Two P.E.I. women's organizations are receiving almost $1 million from the federal government to continue working to advance gender equality on the Island, which comes as the pandemic shows some of the systemic barriers women face in the economy.
P.E.I. has had 114 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Two remain active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations.
Nova Scotia reported two new cases Thursday, for a total of 11 active cases.
Newfoundland and Labrador reported 100 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Thursday, for a total of 210 active cases — the highest total to date. The vast majority of those who tested positive were under age 20, health officials said.
New Brunswick reported two new cases and one death, with 161 active cases including four confirmed cases of the variant first reported in the U.K.
Also in the news
- Charlottetown Airport received good news Wednesday: Flair Airlines will begin service to Toronto starting in June.
- An engineering firm in eastern P.E.I. says it has landed a contract with the Canadian Coast Guard that will help keep workers employed during a downturn in business due to COVID-19.
- Charlottetown plans to extend a program that allows more restaurant patios downtown, to accommodate indoor dining pandemic restrictions.
- Islanders considering a March break holiday should be thinking about things to do on P.E.I., says Dr. Morrison.
- Some seasonal residents who have been weathering the pandemic on P.E.I. are surprised to learn they will not be able to get vaccinated on the Island.
- 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.