COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, Jan. 14

P.E.I.'s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison announced one new case of COVID-19 in the province Thursday, and nurses and pharmacists stand ready to help deliver vaccines when they are needed.

One new travel-related case reported Thursday

Nurses and pharmacists already have experience vaccinating people, and say they are ready to help vaccinate Canadians against COVID-19. (Matthew Moore/CBC)

P.E.I.'s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison announced one new case of COVID-19 in the province Thursday, a man in his 50s who returned from travel outside Atlantic Canada. 

In an interview with CBC News: Compass, Morrison said she is pleased P.E.I. did not see a spike in cases as a result of holiday gatherings, but with rising case numbers in neighbouring New Brunswick, P.E.I. will not look at an Atlantic bubble again for at least two weeks. She also said 5,102 doses of COVID vaccine have been administered as of Wednesday.

Allowing Islanders access to government-sanctioned high-limit online betting, especially during a pandemic, is a bad idea, says Liberal Finance critic Heath MacDonald. He's referring to a new online casino planned for P.E.I. by Atlantic Lotto.

The 55-Plus Winter Games scheduled to happen February in Cornwall, P.E.I., have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has added new challenges for people looking for work, and that's being recognized in a P.E.I. program that helps people seeking employment.

Another travel-related case of COVID-19 was announced on P.E.I. Thursday, bringing the province's total number of cases so far to 104. (CBC)

With the people they advocate for facing added risks from COVID-19, the P.E.I. Lung Association has started a new online virtual support group for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

Nurses and pharmacists on P.E.I. are confident they can quickly deliver the COVID-19 vaccines when they are called upon.

After motoring through the pandemic in 2020, there are strong signs the P.E.I. construction industry is looking ahead to another good year.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases reported on P.E.I. is 104, with eight still active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations.

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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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