COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, February 15

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It's Islander Day, a provincial holiday, and many businesses and services are closed.
It's Islander Day, a provincial holiday, and many businesses and services are closed.

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While P.E.I. will see a reduction of Moderna vaccine doses this month, Health Canada says more Pfizer doses will be coming to all provinces on a weekly basis.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison also says she anticipates hearing about the approval of the AstraZeneca vaccine within the next week and whether P.E.I. will be getting any of those doses.

P.E.I. confirmed its first case of the B117 coronavirus variant first detected in the U.K. at an unscheduled news conference Saturday. The individual has been in self-isolation since arriving to the province Feb. 1.

Morrison said there is no reason to believe the variant strain, which is much more contagious than the original dominant strain, is circulating in the province.

Public health restrictions in the pandemic cancelled the Jack Frost Festival, but Charlottetown has responded with the Ice City Festival, which is underway.

Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

P.E.I. did not announced any new COVID-19 cases this weekend.

The province has had 114 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020. Two remain active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations.

Newfoundland and Labrador has gone into lockdown due to an outbreak of the B117 variant. The province reported 11 cases Sunday.

New Brunswick reported 2 new cases Sunday and has 150 active cases, while Nova Scotia reported a single new case Sunday and has 9 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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