COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, July 29

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The mass vaccination clinic at the EastLink Centre in Charlottetown is now open for last minute appointments. (Laura Meader/CBC - image credit)
The mass vaccination clinic at the EastLink Centre in Charlottetown is now open for last minute appointments. (Laura Meader/CBC - image credit)

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on P.E.I., but they won't count toward the Island's total, a news release from the Chief Public Health Office said Thursday.

The P.E.I. government overall obtained appropriate authorizations for its COVID-19 financial support programs, according to a report released Thursday morning by P.E.I.'s auditor general, but a few weaknesses were found.

P.E.I. health officials are allowing drop-in, last-minute appointments for COVID-19 vaccines, after 2 p.m. at vaccination clinics

The Gold Cup parade and Old Home Week will return this August, although in a scaled-down format that follows COVID-19 guidelines.

There was a massive drop in youth crime on P.E.I. last year, and it maybe partly because of the pandemic.

Anne was absent from Green Gables last year due to pandemic restrictions, but she is back this year with a brand new tour.

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Jane Robertson/CBC

The Upper Room soup kitchen in Charlottetown began offering takeout during the pandemic, and it was so popular it is continuing the program.

After a cycling couple was almost stuck at the foot of Confederation Bridge because they didn't know the shuttle service had been cancelled during the pandemic, Strait Crossing Bridge apologized and offered a free bridge pass.

COVID-19 cases on P.E.I.

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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.

Further resources

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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