COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Wednesday, Aug. 4
Some new COVID-19 exposure sites were announced over the weekend
Prince Edward Island has three new COVID-19 cases involving travel, the Chief Public Health Office said in a news release late Wednesday.
DJs in Prince Edward Island say business is starting to pick up now that the province is allowing dancing at weddings.
A P.E.I. woman is hoping to highlight some of the Island's attractions, and give publicity to local businesses and tourism operators affected by COVID-19 restrictions.
Some potential exposure sites related to travellers were reported on the weekend.
The Chief Public Health Office says anyone who travelled on Air Canada flight 7554 from Montreal to Charlottetown on July 27 should monitor for symptoms.
In a separate case, the CPHO reported potential exposures at two restaurants and a golf course from July 23-26.
Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada:
Nova Scotia reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and has 11 active cases.
New Brunswick also has two new cases, for a total of 41 active cases.
Newfoundland and Labrador has one new case, and six active cases.
Also in the news
- Islander Omair Imtiaz shares his experience of getting vaccinated on P.E.I.
- P.E.I. Auditor General Darren Noonan released a special report Thursday on the government's COVID-19 support programs, and found some weaknesses in oversight.
- Prince Edward Island is on track to have 80 per cent of its vaccine eligible population fully vaccinated before August ends, says Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison.
- P.E.I. health officials are allowing drop-in, last-minute appointments for COVID-19 vaccines, after 2 p.m. at vaccination clinics.
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.