COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, Dec. 3
New case of COVID-19 reported on P.E.I. Thursday
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said Thursday in a written news release one additional COVID-19 case has been confirmed in P.E.I. The man is in his 20s and is a rotational worker who recently travelled to the Island from outside the Atlantic region.
He has been self-isolating since arriving in P.E.I. and tested positive on routine testing. Contact tracing has been completed, the release said. The case is not related to any other recent positive cases.
In a weekly interview with CBC News: Compass, Morrison said she is pleased P.E.I. hasn't seen widespread community transmission.
A youth centre in Cornwall that suspended activities when the pandemic hit said it will not reopen, even when public health restrictions allow.
Storytime from the P.E.I. Library Service has returned, but has gone online.
Islanders who want to donate reusable face masks can now drop off donations at Access PEI locations across the province, and free masks will now be available at 14 food banks and pantries around P.E.I.
P.E.I. is adding 55 new front-line positions to schools across the province to support students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several P.E.I. appliance stores are dealing with a shortage of products to sell because COVID-19 is affecting the manufacturers of fridges, stoves, washers and dryers.
Nova Scotia reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday; the province now has 119 active cases.
New Brunswick reported six new cases Thursday, and is dealing with 111 active cases.
P.E.I. currently has five active cases, and there have been 73 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic, with no deaths and no hospitalizations.
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