One new case of COVID-19 reported on P.E.I. Thursday

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One new case of COVID-19 reported on P.E.I. Thursday

There is one new case of COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison announced in a written release Thursday.

Word of the new case came shortly after Morrison sat down with CBC News: Compass host Louise Martin for her weekly interview about the province's COVID-19 response. Among other matters, they discussed the fact Morrison has been told P.E.I. will be receiving Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shipments as planned, despite a short-term shortage with which the company has been grappling. (Watch video in the window at top.)

The case is a man in his 30s who travelled outside Atlantic Canada and tested positive during routine testing. He is self-isolating and there is no risk of public exposure, the public health office said.

"There are no public exposure locations or air travel notifications related to this case," it said.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases reported on P.E.I. is now at 111, with six active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations.

New Brunswick reported 27 new cases Thursday.

Nova Scotia had reported no new cases Thursday, with 11 active.

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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