COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, July 27
2 visitors found to have COVID-19
English language schools on P.E.I., which rely heavily on foreign students, are hoping travel opens up soon.
Two cases of COVID-19, caught by testing at the border in visitors to P.E.I., were announced Monday. Both travellers were unvaccinated and are self-isolating.
Some bakeries on P.E.I. are too busy to take new cake orders as Islanders catch up on celebrations missed during the pandemic.
Some people in Japan are also enjoying some Island sweets, from a tourism operator who has been hosting virtual tea parties.
Here are some signs that the pandemic is coming to an end on P.E.I., and some things from the pandemic that will linger.
Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada:
- New Brunswick reported one new COVID-19 case on Tuesday, with the person reported to be out of province. There are seven active cases.
- Nova Scotia confirmed two new cases on Tuesday, and has nine active cases.
- Newfoundland and Labrador reported no new cases on Monday, while the active case count remains at 32. The province reports cases only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Also in the news
- Six long-term care residents from a home in Charlottetown were able to go for an excursion to Victoria Park, something that just recently became possible as COVID-19 restrictions ease.
- A couple from Nova Scotia found themselves stranded at Confederation Bridge due to a miscommunication from bridge officials about no shuttle services being available for cyclists.
- With COVID quarantines and jet lag, it's not easy getting horses to the Olympics.
- Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland was on P.E.I. Thursday to announce support for the tourism industry in Atlantic Canada, as it emerges from the pandemic.
These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine
- People over 12.
- Islanders over 18 can book an appointment to receive the Moderna vaccine at a pharmacy.
You can find more information about how to get a vaccine here.
- Here is a chart of COVID-19 cases on P.E.I. since March 2020, 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.