1 new case of COVID-19 on P.E.I., a close contact of daycare worker

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Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 is encouraged to get tested.  (Brittany Spencer/CBC - image credit)
Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 is encouraged to get tested. (Brittany Spencer/CBC - image credit)

P.E.I. is reporting one new case of COVID-19, a person in their 20s who was a close contact of a case at a Charlottetown daycare announced last week.

Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.'s chief public health officer, made the announcement in a news release Saturday.

The individual initially tested negative but after developing symptoms, has tested positive. The person has been self-isolating. There are no public exposures related to the case.

Last week, Leaps and Bounds Childcare Centre was shut down after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. All children and staff from the daycare have been tested and initial tests are negative, Saturday's release said.

P.E.I. has 10 active cases of COVID-19, and 191 in total. There have been no deaths and two hospitalizations.

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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