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

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CHARLOTTETOWN — Health officials in Prince Edward Island are reporting five new cases of COVID-19 in the province today.

Four of the cases involve students under the age of 19 while the fifth involves a person in their 60s who recently travelled outside of Atlantic Canada.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Heather Morrison says there are now eight confirmed cases at West Royalty Elementary School and two at Charlottetown Rural High School.

She says so far officials have not been able to find a link between the cases at the two schools or with off-island travel.

Morrison says 270 close contacts of the students have been identified for testing so far, and she expects there will be more confirmed cases in the coming days.

There are 19 active cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 13, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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