COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, Feb. 25

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Anyone in Summerside experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested at a drive-thru clinic Friday, officials said. (Natalia Goodwin/CBC - image credit)
Anyone in Summerside experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested at a drive-thru clinic Friday, officials said. (Natalia Goodwin/CBC - image credit)

Thursday evening public health officials announced a cluster of three new cases of COVID-19, and asked all residents of Summerside to be on the lookout for symptoms.

Also Thursday, Dr. Heather Morrison said enforcement is now involved with two new cases announced Wednesday and a link to one public exposure site, the Toys R Us in Charlottetown.

Some changes the pandemic has made to the economy are permanent, says Premier Dennis King, and the province will support businesses through those changes.

The University of Prince Edward Island announced it is planning a return to a "more normal" academic experience in the fall of 2021, and Thursday COVID-weary students expressed relief.

The Chief Public Health Office says a public exposure at Toys R Us in Charlottetown Tuesday morning is now being investigated by enforcement.
The Chief Public Health Office says a public exposure at Toys R Us in Charlottetown Tuesday morning is now being investigated by enforcement.

A report from the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council shows potential vulnerabilities for P.E.I.'s economic recovery.

It will likely be another six to eight weeks before the Atlantic bubble reopens, Dr. Heather Morrison said in her regular weekly COVID-19 briefing Tuesday.

Prince Edward Island now has six active cases of COVID-19, and has diagnosed a total of 120 cases since the pandemic hit P.E.I. almost a year ago. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations.

On Thursday, Newfoundland and Labrador reported 10 new cases of COVID-19. The province now has 335 active cases.

Nova Scotia reported eight new cases, with the total of active cases at 27.

New Brunswick reported one new case with 49 active cases.

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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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