COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Saturday, Feb. 6

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There was another case of COVID-19 diagnosed on Prince Edward Island on Friday, but the Island's official count stays at 113 because the man is a resident of another province.

A news release about the case issued Friday also says taxi drivers who picked up passengers from the Charlottetown Airport the night of Feb. 1 should monitor themselves for symptoms.

We asked Islanders how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their romantic relationships.

The use of face masks has meant that some people on P.E.I. are spending more time and money on how their eyes and eyebrows look.

The unemployment rate on Prince Edward Island took a dive in January as fewer people sought work, according to Statistics Canada. Another factor was increased activity after COVID-19 circuit-breaker measures imposed in December were relaxed.

P.E.I.'s agriculture and seafood processing sectors are hoping new rules for international travellers don't hinder this year's temporary foreign worker program.

Valerie Arsenault
Valerie Arsenault

Thursday was the first day the 5,500 or so Islanders aged 80 and older could start making appointments to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and so many called in that the government issued a plea for patience. The government asked people to call back if the line was busy. As of midday Friday, 707 people had been booked for appointments.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases reported on P.E.I. is 113, with three active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations.

New Brunswick reported 12 news cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, and two deaths. There are now 221 active cases in the province.

No new cases were reported in Nova Scotia, bringing its total active cases to seven.

Newfoundland and Labrador reported three new cases Saturday. There are now 17 active cases in that province.

Submitted by Don Chandler
Submitted by Don Chandler

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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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