Health officials on Prince Edward Island report two new cases of COVID-19

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CHARLOTTETOWN — Health officials on Prince Edward Island are reporting two new cases of COVID-19 today.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Heather Morrison says both cases involve people in their 20s, one of whom is a close contact of a case reported Thursday involving a Charlottetown daycare worker.

She says the close contact of that worker had travelled outside the Atlantic region and did not properly isolate upon return.

Morrison and Premier Dennis King say they are frustrated when people don't follow public health orders and the case has been referred to enforcement.

She says 35 children and seven staff at the Leaps and Bounds Childcare Centre in Charlottetown have all tested negative but must continue to isolate.

The Island has nine active reported cases of COVID-19.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 14, 2021.

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