COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Saturday, May 29

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One sure sign of summer is getting a treat at ice cream shops such as the Kiwanis Dairy Bar in Charlottetown's Victoria Park. (Shane Ross/CBC - image credit)
One sure sign of summer is getting a treat at ice cream shops such as the Kiwanis Dairy Bar in Charlottetown's Victoria Park. (Shane Ross/CBC - image credit)

P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island Friday, both people in their 30s who travelled outside Atlantic Canada.

Planning is already complete and the P.E.I. government will break ground Friday morning for an 18-lane parking lot at the foot of Confederation Bridge to accommodate COVID-19 testing for people arriving in the province.

Among UPEI's Class of 2021 is Shawn Arsenault, who graduated after first enrolling in 1997.

There have been 202 cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I. and 12 are considered active. There have been no deaths and two hospitalizations.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic region Saturday:

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These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 12.

  • Islanders over 18 can book an appointment for a Moderna vaccine at a pharmacy.

You can find more information about how to get a vaccine here.

Further resources

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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