P.E.I.'s COVID-19 case total rises to 153 with new case Thursday

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P.E.I.'s COVID-19 case total rises to 153 with new case Thursday
Prince Edward Island's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison says the latest case of COVID-19 is a woman in her 30s who has been isolating since learning she was a close contact of a previous case. (Kirk Pennell/CBC News file photo - image credit)
Prince Edward Island's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison says the latest case of COVID-19 is a woman in her 30s who has been isolating since learning she was a close contact of a previous case. (Kirk Pennell/CBC News file photo - image credit)

Prince Edward Island has reported one new case of COVID-19, bringing the province's total since March 2020 to 153, the Chief Public Health Office said Thursday.

The latest case is a female in her 30s, a close contact of a previous case, a release from Dr. Heather Morrison said.

"She has been in self-isolation since being identified as a close contact," the statement said.

"She initially tested negative, and later tested positive. She will continue to isolate and is being followed by public health daily."

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

Elsewhere in the Atlantic region on Thursday:

The Atlantic bubble is scheduled to reopen for freer travel by April 19 if premiers and public health officials from all four provinces are satisfied with the progress of vaccination campaigns and case containment.

Morrison told CBC News: Compass Thursday the discussion about the bubble is ongoing within the region.

More open travel outside the Maritimes without the current 14-day quarantine but with testing is being discussed, and Morrison said she would have more details in the coming weeks. She said there would have to be decreasing cases and high uptake for vaccinations, as well as capacity to manage testing.

She said she is pleased so many Islanders want to be vaccinated, and said all Islanders will have the opportunity to be vaccinated.

Reminder of 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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