COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, Feb. 23

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Charlottetown's COVID-19 vaccination clinic opened Monday in the Sherwood Business Centre. (Brittany Spencer/CBC - image credit)
Charlottetown's COVID-19 vaccination clinic opened Monday in the Sherwood Business Centre. (Brittany Spencer/CBC - image credit)

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.

P.E.I. is embarking on a four-week pilot project where it will use both rapid and regular tests for COVID-19 on people landing at Charlottetown Airport.

P.E.I. is getting a new warehouse that will in part ensure the province is better prepared for the next pandemic.

About 90 per cent of the Special Olympics programming and training on P.E.I. has resumed, and officials are now setting their sights on competition.

P.E.I. has had 115 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020. One remains active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations.

On Tuesday, Newfoundland and Labrador reported 15 new cases of COVID-19. The province now has 372 active cases.

Nova Scotia reported three new cases, with the total of active cases at 20.

For the first time in more than two months, no new cases of COVID-19 were reported in New Brunswick. Its number of active cases has dropped to 75.

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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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