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

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CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 today.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Heather Morrison says one case involves a female under the age of 19 who is a close contact of a previously reported infection.

She says another case involves a male under the age of 19 and might be related to regional travel. There are eight active reported cases on the Island.

Morrison says 18,632 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province, including 5,622 booster shots.

Vaccination appointments opened this week for residents 70 years old and older.

Residents in their 60s who have certain underlying medical conditions such as transplanted organs or cystic fibrosis can book appointments starting Thursday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 23, 2021.

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