COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, March 8

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P.E.I. Premier Dennis King says he is open to talking about sharing the province's vaccine supply. (Travis Kingdon/CBC - image credit)
P.E.I. Premier Dennis King says he is open to talking about sharing the province's vaccine supply. (Travis Kingdon/CBC - image credit)

Prince Edward Island has another two cases of COVID-19, both contracted by men in their 20s.

There are now 28 active cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I., which is currently more than Nova Scotia. For the first time since Feb. 12, Nova Scotia on Monday reported no new cases of COVID-19. It has 24 active cases.

A rotational worker from eastern P.E.I. is calling on the province to ease restrictions put in place in December.

Charlottetown police say they have responded to six separate complaints of large gatherings at city residences since Thursday.

Premier Dennis King says he's "open to any conversation" about the province sending some of its COVID-19 vaccine supply to harder-hit provinces.

King also said he expects the Atlantic bubble to be put back in place this spring.

The province released more details of how Prince Edward Island's vaccine campaign will roll out in the coming months.

P.E.I. has had 143 diagnosed cases since the outbreak began.

New Brunswick reported five new cases on Monday, bringing its number of active cases to 36.

Newfoundland and Labrador's three new cases Monday bring its active total to 84.

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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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