COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, Feb. 11

Islanders will soon be able to book a vaccination appointment online, starting with those 80 and over. And as the pandemic highlights barriers faced by women, Ottawa delivers funding for P.E.I. women's groups.

There won't be a big gala for Chinese New Year this year, but people are still celebrating

Skiers in line for the lift at Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park are reminded about physical distancing. (Julien Lecacheur/Radio Canada)

Islanders will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccinations online as early as next week, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said in an interview with CBC News: Compass Thursday.

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.

Shawn Liang and baker Lynn Liu from the Lucky Baker in Stratford have been working on cakes for Chinese New Year celebrations. (Jane Robertson/CBC)

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.

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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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